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[openFATE 308372] lib→lib32; lib64→lib
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 11:13:44 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
Feature #308372, revision 7
Title: lib→lib32; lib64→lib

- openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by (a_jaeger)
+ reject date: 2010-03-02 11:13:41
+ reject reason: No practical benefit for this - and many problems.
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Matt Williams (milliams)

Now that 64 bit machines are almost ubiquitous, how about we make
openSUSE treat 64 bit libraries as the default. This is already seen in
the fact that in the buld service we have default packages and then 32
bitt packages are explicitly labeled as so.
I propose:
* Place all 32 bit libraries in directories called lib32 (e.g.
/usr/lib32 )
* Place all 64 bit libraries in directories called lib (e.g. /usr/lib )

#1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2009-12-05 13:25:32)
No. "lib" is hardcoded in every binary, so it has to remain the
"directory of former bitness" for all architectures.

#2: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-01-14 13:06:04) (reply to #1)
Note that Debian, which started with this crap, still has lib64 because
of exactly this.

#3: Michal Marek (michal-m) (2010-02-03 13:26:00)
There is no benefit in changing this and it can only bring problems.
Please reject.

+ #4: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2010-03-02 11:13:05)
+ Also violating the FHS.

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