Thinking forward LFS-7.0

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 14:27:05 PDT 2011


On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 8:35 AM, DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

> Andrew Benton <b3nton at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >What would it take to compile a 64 bit system without the /lib
> >=> /lib64 symlink (i.e, with the libs installed into /lib and
> >no /lib64)? Obviously, it works as it is, it just looks like an ugly
> >hack. I'd much rather (for aesthetic reasons) do away with
> >{/usr,}/lib64 if I could.
> >
>
> Delete the symlink and fix other orphaned links? :-)
>
> Seriously, it's probably more trouble than it is worth. It'd be mostly just
> adding --libdir=/usr/lib, and couple of small seds to the toolchain packages
> if you want to completely rid the option from the build machinery, but there
> will always be packages that think lib64 is the correct location unless you
> tell them otherwise. Even Debian doesn't go through the trouble.
>
> --DJ
>
>
not all that much goes in there, actually.  Only time I linked lib64 was for
java's binary install


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