[arch-general] Policy concerning /usr/libexec

Kaiting Chen kaitocracy at gmail.com
Thu May 20 23:47:23 EDT 2010

Fair enough thank you.


On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> 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."
> Allan

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