Re: URGENT [PROPOSAL] V3: lsb lib and lsb loader location (also IA64)
Jim Knoble writes:
> I don't. Perhaps there aren't systems yet that can act like more than
> one 64-bit (or 32-bit) architecture, but that doesn't mean we should be
> so short-sighted as to expect there never to be. And is 'ia64'
> different from whatever AMD's 64-bit architecture is called? If they
> are different, i think it possible, if not likely, that distributions
> would want to include libraries for both architectures on the same
> system (and hence call them different things).
If they do need to have ia64 libraries and AMD 64 bit libraries
installed concurrently on the same system then we do need
architecture specific names, but I query if this really is the case.
If the distributions are going to need to distinguish between
/lib/lsb-ia64 and say /lib/lsb-amd64 then are they also going to need
/bin-ia64 and /bin/amd-64?
> Use the architecture name, not just the number of bits. It avoids
> potential problems down the road.
I'm just wondering if we're building too much into it - more than we
 I'm not sure why this would be necessary.
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