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LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 27, 2013
ACPI for ARM?
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GNU virtual private Ethernet
P.S. It's not optional. It's only optional for that directory to exist on an architecture that doesn't need it.
Bitten by the Red Hat Perl bug (InfoWorld)
Posted Aug 29, 2008 17:40 UTC (Fri) by vmole (guest, #111)
Well, let's see:
/lib64 and /lib32 : 64/32-bit libraries (architecture dependent)
The 64-bit architectures PPC64, s390x, sparc64 and AMD64 must place 64-bit libraries in /lib64, and 32-bit (or 31-bit on s390) libraries in /lib.
The 64-bit architecture IA64 must place 64-bit libraries in /lib.
It's not even self-consistent: the title says "/lib32" but the text says "/lib". Anyway, the Debian folks are trying to get multiarch implemented so that we have a general long-term solution. In the meantime, the assumption is that Debian is about free software that can be packaged for a specific architecture.
multiarch is vaporware
Posted Aug 29, 2008 19:55 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Aug 31, 2008 23:24 UTC (Sun) by salimma (subscriber, #34460)
The more self-contained applications can be, the less can go wrong with upstream-created packages.
Posted Sep 4, 2008 14:21 UTC (Thu) by pj (subscriber, #4506)
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