Cross X86_64 Question /usr/lib64

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Fri Oct 28 12:12:26 PDT 2005

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Duncan Webb wrote:
>>>> Question is:
>>>> 1) should a symlink from /usr/lib to /usr/lib64 be created in the
>>>> section Creating Directories in chapters 7 & 8
>> I  agree that  xorg is a BLFS support issue and that deals with case 2.
>> Case 1 is a bit like /usr/man link to /usr/share/man, which is a LFS
>> cross issue.
>> That's why I posted it here.
>  Should be fixed by building with the correct #defines.  AFAIK,
> only X is affected - nothing else should need /usr/lib64 on a pure64
> system.  No doubt there are some minority applications out there that
> also think x86_64 must use /usr/lib64, patch them if you come across them.

Xorg is due to release 7.0 in December.  This change to a modular system
will will be a significant departure from the current methodology.  I
wouldn't put a whole lot of work into this right now.

I'd recommend just using the defines specified earlier for now.

  -- Bruce

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