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Re: what package will give me /lib/ld-linux.so.2 on x86_64?



2009/5/21 Paul Black <paul-fedora saturnine org uk>:
> 2009/5/20 Tom "spot" Callaway:
>> On 32-bit x86
>> ===
>> Pick One:
>> * i586 (good)
>> * i686 (better, but only if your hardware supports i686)
>
> <snip>
>
>> On a Multilib system (32bit and 64bit libs installed side by side)
>> ===
>> * Pick One from the 32-bit x86 list (i586 or i686)
>> * Pick One from the 64-bit x86_64 list (x86_64)
>
> If, on a 32-bit system, it's better to have the i686 version if
> possible, why is there an i586 version for 64-bit systems?

If i remember right its because 32bit libs in the 64bit repo are
simply copies (or hardlinks) of the 32bit repo. Therefore everything
that is in the 32bit repo is in the 64bit repo including glibc.i586
which makes it a possible choice despite the fact that nobody would
deliberately choose i586 over i686 on x86_64 since most (if not all)
x86_64 support i686.

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