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Re: Why /lib64 instead of /lib/x86_64?



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.
-- 
Gene




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