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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] /usr/libexec dead ?
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 22:51:51
Message-Id: 200406221851.46589.vapier@gentoo.org
i was fixing a bug earlier today when i noticed this change in an ebuild:
http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/app-shells/rssh/rssh-2.1.1.ebuild?r1=1.3&r2=1.4
(i'm refering to the libexecdir change)

the reason cited was 'Comply with Gentoo policies with respect to 
libexecdir.' ... i did some research with FHS and they dont 
mention /usr/libexec or /usr/lib/misc anywhere ... logically though it seems 
to stem from the same ideas that /var/lib/misc holds ...

one of the things /usr/lib is for is 'internal binaries that are not intended 
to be executed directly by users or shell scripts' ... however, if a package 
has like one or two such files, it doesnt make sense cluttering /usr/lib with 
them which is where /usr/libexec comes into the picture.

i'm all for this change (moving /usr/libexec to /usr/lib/misc) but i'm 
wondering what others think :)
-mike

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Re: [gentoo-dev] /usr/libexec dead ? Drake Wyrm <wyrm@×××××.com>