krb5.conf and 32 vs 64-bit plugins

Tomas Kuthan tomas.kuthan at
Mon Aug 17 12:22:43 EDT 2015

On 08/17/15 05:38 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Tomas Kuthan <tomas.kuthan at> writes:
>> Just to clarify, with this proposal we are trying to address plugins in
>> non-default library path (I should have made up a better example, such
>> as "/opt/vendor/product/version/lib/plugins/$ISA/"). Default library
>> path already works fine for both 32 and 64-bit.
>> How about supporting the following macros, that would  be settable at
>> configure with the following default values:
>> #define ISA_STRING "/$ISA/"
>> #define ISA_32 "/"
>> #define ISA_64 "/64/"
>> I believe this should offer enough flexibility.
> This wouldn't work for Debian and Debian-derived systems that support full
> multiarch, not just the biarch system that Red Hat initially implemented.
> The variation that probably would work for those systems would be to allow
> the expansion of $ISA to be defined at compile time, so that on Debian
> amd64 (for example) it would be defined as "/x86_64-linux-gnu/".  But that
> probably wouldn't be enough for Solaris, where you want to search multiple
> paths.

Hi Russ,

thank you for the pointer to the multiarch paradigm.
I guess that's back to the drawing board for me :-)


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