On Thursday 20 December 2007 01:06:58 am Toni Mueller wrote: > Hi, > > On Thu, 20.12.2007 at 00:06:55 +0100, sean finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > the FHS (and debian by extension) doesn't provide support for > > /usr/libexec. in every case i know of, contents of what would otherwise > > have gone in /usr/libexec go in /usr/lib/package/ instead. > > but this is a misconception because the program *can* be used > individually, and it was also developed much earlier than whatever many other programs that *can* be used individually but are typically not done so are put in /usr/lib/package. for example, nagios-plugins-basic and friends. i don't know if that should apply in this case or not, but like i said every case i know of is /usr/libexec -> /usr/lib/package. > individually, and it was also developed much earlier than whatever > /usr/lib/package you might think is appropriate. And last but not i have no idea what you're trying to say there. > least, you find eg. sendmail in /usr/libexec on BSDs, but not in > /usr/lib/sendmail/sendmail on Linux, don't you? actually it's in /usr/lib/sm.bin/sendmail. and i just have to add that i think it's really silly to add a package/program called tcpwatch that doesn't actually... watch tcp connections. but whatever, it's not like i'm installing it. sean
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