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Re: Breaking /emul/ia32-linux for squeeze

On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:12:31 +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 05:46:31PM +0000, Clint Adams wrote:
> > It may be time to change packages installing files to
> > /emul/ia32-linux (which violates the FHS) to use
> > /usr/lib32 instead.
> /usr/lib32 isn't exactly FHS either, but it's better than
> /emul/ia32-linux
> Will this also change for ia64?  As far as I know, there that path
> is hardcoded in the kernel.

Is this necessary?  There are already softlinks set up:
/usr/lib32->/emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib and /lib32->/emul/ia32-linux/lib.

If debian is going to go down this road, then I think plain old lib
should also get removed in the process (e.g. put everything into either
lib32 or lib64; temporarily provide a lib softlink until a full
transition happens). This could make a 64 to 128 (or other bitness)
transition and associated backwards-compatibility easier, perhaps...


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