RFC: Cygwin 64 bit?

Daniel Colascione dan.colascione@gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 01:09:00 GMT 2011


On 6/28/11 12:51 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Right, we have to decide -- my point is there isn't an easy answer that
> will have zero impact on everybody.  There are basically three choices:
> 
>   /bin + /bin64 -- affects $PATH, implicates package naming (*). Also
>                    might affect script #! lines, and anything that calls
>                    exec*() or spawn() with a full pathname.

So if I have a foo-32bit.exe in a directory that's not /bin or /bin64,
it might segfault on startup depending on whether /bin or /bin64 comes
first in $PATH? And whichever path is correct for foo-32bit.exe will be
incorrect for foo-64bit.exe and vice versa?

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