[arch-dev-public] Libexec policy?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sat Sep 3 05:09:34 EDT 2011

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 03/09/11 18:05, Jan Steffens wrote:
>> I've been wondering why we do not have /usr/libexec.
> I think the general reason is that the libexec directory is not specified in
> the FHS.  Have not looked at the latest draft though...

If I understand correctly the reason libexec is not in FHS is that the
line between what is a library and what is an internal binary is not
necessarily clear in all cases, and making the distinction does not
really give you any benefits even when you can make it.

I'd vote for /usr/lib/gnome if /usr/lib/$pkgname is causing problems.



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