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



Gene C. wrote:
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.

Same on IRIX on SGI workstations.


Regards




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