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Re: URGENT [PROPOSAL] V3: lsb lib and lsb loader location (also IA64)

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Christopher Yeoh wrote:

> Johannes Poehlmann writes:
> > 
> >    lsb libraries native for this architecture             
> >    runtime  libraries 	->      /lib/lsb 
> >    Stub  libraries    	->      /usr/lib/lsb-stub        
> >  
> >    IA32 emulation libraries on non IA32 systems (IA64)    
> >    runtime  libraries	->      /lib/lsb-ia32compat
> >    Stub	 libraries    	->      /usr/lib/lsb-stub-ia32compat                         
> Is there any need to embed the `ia' bit in the name? Why not just
> /lib/lsb32 (or /lib/lsb32compat though I don't think we even need the
> compat suffix). The same directories can then be used for sparc64 and
> ppc64 systems (no need to install both ia32 and ppc32 libraries on the
> same machine).

I very much like this generalization.

Another odd, but not impossible, scenario would be running ia32 apps, on
an Alpha system. How would this scheme handle that situation?


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