Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin
Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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.
I can describe *anything* this way, you know:
/etcvar contains host-specific files that change sometimes
/lib contains things that should be searched by linkers with -l
/libexec contains things executed that should not be in anyone's path
The question is: is the /etc and /var distinction useful? Yes.
And, is the /lib and /libexec distinction useful? Yes.
> 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.
You've seen about five. But regardless, debian-devel is so totally
the wrong forum for the discussion...
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