[PATCH] ARM: Use different linker path for hardfloat ABI

Niels de Vos devos at fedoraproject.org
Thu Apr 5 14:10:58 UTC 2012

On 04/05/2012 03:30 PM, Konstantinos Margaritis wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Apr 2012 07:09:46 -0500
> Dennis Gilmore<dennis at gilmore.net.au>  wrote:
>> Fedora does use /lib64 on x86_64 I would personally prefer /libhfp but
>> wouldn't object to /libhf  though today we have f17 about to go beta
>> and all of rawhide built using /lib
> Hi Dennis,
> One potential problem that is born from the /libhf suggestion is the
> danger of having a new top level directory (/libhf) with only one
> file, the dynamic linker. AFAIU it, no distro is currently willing to
> move away from its existing scheme (/lib), Debian is most likely not
> going to, at best there could be a symlink /libhf ->  /lib/<triplet>,
> but that is not solving the problem IMHO. What about other distros,
> if everyone is going to use a symlink for /libhf, then even
> suggesting it and relying on new top-level directories to solve the
> problem is the wrong approach.
> Loic suggested a -IMHO- better solution: to change the dynamic linker
> filename, not the dir, i.e. /lib/ld-linux-hf.so.3 (for this
> particular case).

Note that Fedora is a moving target and there already was a mentioning¹ 
of /lib/<triplet> for libraries earlier this year during a developers 
conference². I am not sure what the current status of that proposal is, 
but I think it is entirely possible that Fedora may follow the format 
Debian is using.


¹ see page 5 from this presentation: 

² http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DeveloperConference2012

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