On Nov 14, 2012 10:36 AM, "Rex Dieter" <rdieter@math.unl.edu> wrote:
> Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > So what are thoughts on allowing both 32bit and 64bit binaries into
> > %{_prefix}/lib if those binaries are not part of a package that will be
> > %multilib'd?
> Personally, the more i think about it, the more it feels right and makes
> sense to allow this.  In essence, one can consider non-multilib'd
> %_prefix/lib and %_libexecdir content to be equal policy-wise.

I've thought of one technical thing that is lost if we allow this but it may not be that important.  Currently a sysadmin could install packages on an x86 and then mount the /usr/lib directory on both x86 and x86_64 systems.  This is similar to the rationale the FHS uses for splitting /usr/share/ from %{_libdir}.  It isn't in the FHS, though, so we aren't required to to keep this feature.