Where did lib64 directories come from

Rick Ellis ellis at spinics.net
Fri Jun 8 02:11:23 UTC 2007


In article <f4ab4a$koh$1 at sea.gmane.org>, Shams <fedora-list at redhat.com> wrote:

>Yes I have a 64-bit cpu but technically why is this needed, can
>it be just solved with having all the 64-bit libs in /usr/lib?

Not if you want to be able to run 32 bit programs that use
those libraries. There's quite a bit of software that does
not have 64 bit versions.

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