[arch-general] Policy concerning /usr/libexec

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu May 20 23:39:35 EDT 2010

On 21/05/10 13:29, Kaiting Chen wrote:
> Hi I was wondering why the policy was to not use /usr/libexec and move what
> should go there to /usr/lib/<pkgname>. While it isn't serious it seems to me
> that this deviation from the default behavior is unnecessary. One scenario I
> can think of where this might cause a problem is if a very security
> conscious administrator wanted to mount /usr/lib as noexec.

The libexec directory is not specified in the FHS.  See 
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ .

Importantly, /usr/lib/ is not excluded from having binaries.
"/usr/lib includes object files, libraries, and internal binaries that 
are not intended to be executed directly by users or shell scripts."


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