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Re: Bug#367962: Please don't ship a /lib64 symlink in the package on amd64

On 06-May-19 11:02, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Andreas Jochens <aj@andaco.de> writes:
> > Anything which makes it easier to violate this simple policy
> > will lead to a mixed usage of /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 and consequently
> > to problems which could be difficult to disentangle later.
> The goal would be to actualy get everything into (/usr)/lib64 while
> intermittendly allowing a mixed usage. That would allow for FHS
> compliance for 32bit libraries shiped in lib32gcc1, lib32stdc++*,
> lib32asound, ia32-libs and more to come.

Yes, I understand that it is your goal get everything into /usr/lib64.

But this means that every single library package has to be changed to 
use /usr/lib64 instead /usr/lib. You will probably not achieve that in 
an etch or even in an etch+1 time frame. You will just get an ugly
mixture of /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 usage.

If you really want to do this, I suggest that you set up a test archive
and convert everything to use /usr/lib64 and collect all the patches
that are necessary to achieve this. Then these patches can be reviewed
and it can be decided if this is the way to go. However, this has been 
tried before. The result was that this does not work well.

Andreas Jochens

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