[Bioclusters] 64-bit libraries for 32-bit application?

Vsevolod (Simon) Ilyushchenko simonf at cshl.edu
Wed Aug 3 14:45:31 EDT 2005

Thanks, but in my case on RHWS3 /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4 is a link to 
/usr/lib64/libreadline.so.4. :(


Alan Ng wrote on 07/21/2005 04:22 AM:
> Hi Simon,
> Most distributions comes with 32 and 64-bit libraries for the x86_64.
> For fedora, 64-bit libraries are in all the lib64 (/lib64, /usr/lib64
> etc) directories and 32-bit libraries are in the usual lib directories
> (/lib, /usr/lib etc). There's no problem running 32-bit applications in
> a 64-bit OS as long as all the libraries that the application needs are
> available in 32-bit and the path is in /etc/ld.so.conf. The linux
> library linker is smart enough most of the time to find the appropriate
> libraries for the application. Most of the time, at least.
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> Vsevolod (Simon) Ilyushchenko wrote:
>>Tim, Joe and Jeremy - thank you for your answers. On my servers, I try
>>to install everything I can from RPMs and compile the rest. Thus, R,
>>which is not present in Fedora, relies on libraries like readline
>>which *are* present. I was hoping there is an easy way out, but now
>>I'll have to change my approach. I'd rather not mix 32- and 64-bit
>>libraries on the same machine, though.
>>Tim Cutts wrote on 07/20/2005 05:31 AM:
>>>Ah yes - I missed the point of the OP's original question.  So why 
>>>not just install the 32-bit version of libreadline?
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