libexec and multi-arch

Jeff Johnson n3npq at
Mon Feb 5 21:20:55 CET 2018

> On Feb 5, 2018, at 10:13 AM, Tomasz Pala <gotar at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 10:47:32 +0100, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
>> Using lib/lib64/libx32 instead of libexec was much smarter in this case.
> No, it only hidden the problem behind getconf binary being handled
> _somehow_. I once even wondered how this is done, apparently rpm is
> trying to be way too smart.

RPM implements arch specific content generally as:
  Libraries on different paths.
  Executables on same path.
This requires a resolution to a preferred arch (usually x86_64) when installing executables onto identical paths.

Whether RPM is too smart or the requested implementation is insufficiently general is arguable. For example, one might desire the ability for per-file-path configurable choice of architecture rather than per-system confIguration.

73 de Jeff

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