[mythtv] Compiling on AMD64

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Thu Feb 2 21:00:40 UTC 2006

On Thursday 02 February 2006 15:53, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Isaac Richards wrote:
> > IMO, putting the native libraries of a system in anything other than /lib
> > is completely wacky.
> I kinda agree with you, but I think the reasoning *for* doing it is
> fairly good too as it means you can co-install 32 and 64 bit libs on the
> same system.
> The alternative would be to install all the 32 bit libs in e.g. /lib32.
> I actually like this better, but it means that a gradual transition to
> 64bit is much more complex and you can't just install the 32-bit
> versions from your distro without specifically building the 32-bit libs
> for a 64-bit filesystem layout which is a bit wacky in itself!
> So I guess it kinda makes sense in that respect.

Why would you need a gradual transition to 64-bit?  I don't have any 32 bit 
libraries on my system.  All my 64-bit libraries are in 'lib'.  Install 
compatability libraries elsewhere, instead of forcing native ones into odd 


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