Re: [Linux-ia64] Location of absolute IA32 shared objects.

From: Doug Beattie <>
Date: 2001-09-15 00:30:22
I just noticed a comment was posted on 2001-08-15 to the LSB tracking
task on this subject, that a post to fhs-discuss gave the solution to
the question of where ia32 vs ia64 libs should be placed.

`The /lib directory on x86 and IA64 will always contain the 32bit
libraries. IA64 systems should put their libraries in /lib64.' "This
way we don't need any special install hooks in the system, installer,
and package. It's all hardcoded." 

The description above are a paraphrase and direct quote from the post
to LSB task number 32642 that was used to track what should be done
for LSB compatibility.


David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On 10 Sep 2001 21:30:02 -0700, Ulrich Drepper <> said:
>   Uli> David Mosberger <> writes:
>   >> As far as I can see, neither LSB nor FHS address the issue of
>   >> where to place emulation files, so I'll propose a prefix of
>   >> "/emul/ia32-linux/" as a starter.  Any objections?
>   Uli> Not that I care, but this is clearly a place for a new /proc
>   Uli> entry which can be changed by the sysadmin.
> I'd have thought that this should be treated like "/": an unchanging
> prefix.  Mount, symlinks, and chroot are your friend.  Making it
> variable makes installation harder, as others have pointed out.  But
> it's not like I care a whole lot (as long as ia64 kernel performance
> isn't impacted noticably).
>         --david
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Douglas B. Beattie
Linux Test Architect - Caldera, Inc.
Received on Fri Sep 14 07:31:14 2001

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