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Bug 127738 - Should use %{_libdir} instead of /usr/lib
Should use %{_libdir} instead of /usr/lib
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhnlib (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mihai Ibanescu
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Reported: 2004-07-13 01:35 EDT by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-13 08:37:04 EDT
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2004-07-13 01:35:26 EDT
On x86_64 platform, rhnlib installs all the files into the
/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rhn/ directory. It should probably be
using /usr/lib64/python2.3/site-packages/rhn/ (note the "64").
Comment 1 Mihai Ibanescu 2004-07-13 08:37:04 EDT
Sort of.
rhnlib is a noarch package, because it is python code that is portable
on all arches.
It would be a pain to recompile all noarch packages on 64-bit arches
just to drop them in /usr/lib64 instead of /usr/lib. We chose to keep
looking for packages in /usr/lib even on 64-bit platforms, so that we
can reuse the noarch packages.
Needless to say, python does not play very nicely with multilib.
Should FHS have chosen /usr64 as a place to drop 64-bit packages, we
could have just changed sys.exec_prefix. Unfortunately, python slaps
lib at the end of both sys.prefix and sys.exec_prefix, so it needs
patching in order to make it obey FHS.
Please feel free to reopen the bug if you think this is incorrect or
rhnlib does not work on 64-bit arches (although I know it does).

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