[Printing-architecture] [lsb-discuss] Agreement on directory structure for printing

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 10:30:40 PDT 2006


Or should we say that on 64-bit systems with backward compatibility to a
32-bit system there should simply be a ../lib64/.. patch corresponding
to each ../lib/.. path but we do not specify for what the ../lib64/..
path is.

In general if an absolute ../lib/.. path is given in a PPD a 64-bit
system has to use ../lib64/.. instead if needed.

Or can we do away with ../lib64/.. completely and make the driver
supplier responsible for supplying a 64-bit version of their driver
which works on the LSB-compliant 64-bit distros. 64-bit experts: Does
this work without having ../lib64/.. paths in the printer driver
directory structure?

   Till


Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> 
> you're getting into tricky space here, is all I can say.
> Some 64-bit distros are 32-bit plus 64-bit runtime support,
> while others are 64-bit plus 32-bit runtime support.
> I'm not sure there's a universal answer for either
> LSB architecture, either - e.g. I think some ppc64's
> are one way, some the other.
> 




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