On Sunday 08 February 2004 11:08, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
The subject says it all. /lib64 doesn't feel right. Why add another root directory? We already have /lib/i686, so /lib/x86_64 seems natural.
Ditto for /usr/lib64. /usr/lib/x86_64 looks better to me.
IIRC, /usr/lib64 and /lib64 are "standard" for 64 bit systems .. not just the x86_64. So on a Sparc, Itanium or the IBM z/Architecture, you have 64 bit libraries in /usr/lib64 also.