While installing perl5.8.9 on i686 and X86-64 linux machines specifying the default path /usr/local two different folder are created with namings related to the type of processor in the system.

If we install perl on i686 then the folder structure for i686 linux machine is like
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.9/i686-linux
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.9/i686-linux and

if we install perl on x86-64 then the folder structure for x86_64 linux machine looks like
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.9/x86_64-linux
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.9/x86_64-linux

Is it really required to compile perl on different architectures of linux and have to maintain seprate folder structures according to the machine architecture. Can we have a unique folder which we maintain for solaris machinces.

Anyone Please help me on this.