What precisely would be the implications of turning off lib32 ?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Jun 30 12:42:46 UTC 2020

On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:50:41 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> Whenever I install FreeBSD, I see the installer automatically selects 
> the lib32 distribution for installation.
> I often wonder what would happen if I turn off lib32. How does it affect 
> my amd64 box ?

Generally, a 64 bit system can execute 32 bit programs. If
those are linked against system libraries which on amd64
are 64 bit, the program would not work as expected, so
there are 32 bit libraries for (potential) 32 bit programs
that you might wish to run.

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