On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 07:02:33PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Yaroslav Halchenko
> | please do not slap me too hard (only so that I feel your warm carrying
> | touch):
> | is there a rationale for: on amd64 Debian systems having
> | /lib64 -> /lib
> Yes, it's required by the ABI, unfortunately.
> | /usr/lib64 -> /usr/lib
> Not really, apart from some broken software that will look for stuff
> there and be confused if it doesn't exist. I think we should drop it.
How do we square that with the FHS, then? The FHS says:
If directories /lib<qual> or /usr/lib<qual> exist, the equivalent
directories must also exist in /usr/local.
That seems to require /usr/local/lib64 even if we *don't* include
/usr/lib64, right? Should we amend policy to take this exception to the
FHS? Please open a bug report on policy if you think we should.
/me goes back to making lib64 obsolete
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