Bitten by the Red Hat Perl bug (InfoWorld)
Posted Aug 29, 2008 17:40 UTC (Fri) by vmole
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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.
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