How to find out bitness of gss library?

Nico Williams nico at
Thu Nov 21 13:35:22 EST 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:25 PM, Russ Allbery <eagle at> wrote:
> Nico Williams <nico at> writes:
>> I think it'd be best to assume that the shared objects are installed for
>> all the architectures that the host can run, if they are installed at
>> all.
> I don't think that's a very good assumption.  I don't know of any Linux
> distribution whose packaging system works this way, for example.  x86_64
> systems generally have only the x86_64 binaries installed, and x86
> binaries require special system administration action to install and
> generally only a subset are there, to support the applications that need
> them.

I know, I said as much too.  But there's no common portable *-config
or *.pc way to find out.  So you need configuration-/build-time and/or
run-time tests to find out; a configuration-time test would probably
resemble building and running code that can perform a run-time
(dlopen()) test.

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