Originally Posted by zeb
Yes but I have the libraries in /usr/lib. So the loader should find them before looking somewhere else.
Some distributions are known to have implemented multi-lib with changes in the ld.so ordered list of "trusted directories".
I don't know if ArchLinux is one of them.
Perhaps a: strace -fF ...
of the application will show where the loader is searching in your distribution (while looking for something it can't find, it should try everything it knows).