Where did lib64 directories come from

Shams shams at orcon.net.nz
Fri Jun 8 01:24:22 UTC 2007


Thanks for the info.

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

Does this mean that if I have a 64-bit cpu that is not capable of supporting 
then only /usr/lib will exist?



"Steve Siegfried" <sos at zjod.net> wrote in message 
news:200706080120.l581KWEl010638 at sos.local.net...
> Shams wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I noticed that Fedora has both /usr/lib and /usr/lib64
>> Is this only on Fedora or standard across many Linux distros?
>> Why is this needed, I mean why not just have /usr/lib?
>> Thanks
>> Shams
> Umm... because you've got a 64-bit CPU that supports both ia32 and
> either ia64 or x86-64?
> This is pretty standard across most 64-bit capable distributions.
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