Removing /usr/lib32 on AMD64

Morgan Wesström freebsd-stable at
Thu Aug 14 08:06:30 UTC 2008


Looking through man src.conf I found the knob WITHOUT_LIB32 and 
recompiled my world with it since I have no use for 32-bit compatibility 
on my AMD64. After installworld I realized that /usr/lib32 was still 
there and still populated. Searching for information I found this bugreport:

Judging from that report and the fact that the dates on the files in 
/usr/lib32 wasn't updated I figured it was ok to simply remove them. I 
just want to make sure there's nothing else I have to do to cleanly 
remove 32-bit compatibility? I can see during boot that there is still 
some reference to 32-bit compatibility. The following message flashes by 
on the screen:

ELF ldconfig path: /lib /usr/lib /usr/lib/compat /usr/local/lib 
32-bit compatibility ldconfig path:

I can track the last row to /etc/rc.d/ldconfig but can't figure out if 
that script can take any options in /etc/rc.conf to stop looking for 
32-bit libraries. There are no error messages what I can see so 
everything is probably ok, just want to make absolutely sure. Anyone who 
can share some insight on this?

Morgan Wesström

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