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Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin

Previously Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> libexec should be separated from lib for the same reason that etc
> should be separate from var: it makes good sense to separate different
> kinds of files rather than dumping them all in one directory.

/etc contains configurable data, /var contains volatile data.
/lib contains files that are use by various programs to implement part
of their functionality, either by using ELF dynaminc linking, including
modules for scripting languages or running helper applications. I
do not see the conflict.

> You think they have it for "legacy reasons"?  You're totally clueless
> about this Wichert; I can tell you the damn history so you don't have
> to guess, but you seem more interested in guessing.

Oh come on, please notice the `may' in there. I don't claim to know
the absolute truth or The One True Way. I want to see good arguments,
and so far I have seen exactly zero.


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