[PATCH] Get library installation path for target architecture

Mike Frysinger vapier at gentoo.org
Fri Mar 24 03:22:56 UTC 2006

On Thursday 23 March 2006 22:18, Rob Landley wrote:
> On Thursday 23 March 2006 6:55 pm, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > i say we  just make it a config option, default it to 'lib', and then
> > make the user override it if 'lib' rubs them the wrong way
> >
> > there is no consensus yet (if there ever will be) as to what the
> > "correct" location is on any system, whether it be multilib or not
> I liked /lib.  I knew what /lib meant.  The x86-64 guys who decided that
> they needed /lib64 instead of moving the _32_bit_ stuff to a new
> location...  That was sad.

except not everyone does that ... some distros (like Gentoo) say /lib is 
always the native install libdir ... other distros (like SuSE i believe) 
say /lib is always the 32bit libdir if on a multilib architecture ...

> We already have a busybox installation prefix config entry thing under
> "installation options".  It would be nice if we could make intelligent use
> of this and append some stable path (usr/lib, perhaps?) onto it.
> I dislike punting to the user when it makes the common case of configuring
> busybox more work for everybody.

my point was, there is no common case

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