Why /lib64 instead of /lib/x86_64?

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Sun Feb 8 21:18:33 UTC 2004

Sam Varshavchik (mrsam at courier-mta.com) said: 
> The subject says it all.  /lib64 doesn't feel right.

/lib64 is portable across all 64-bit platforms that need such
separation. /lib/<arch> would be a packaging PITA.


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