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Re: directory under /usr/bin -- Ok or not?

On Sun, 2011-11-06 at 01:09 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le vendredi 04 novembre 2011 à 21:21 +0000, Ben Hutchings a écrit : 
> > It's not a GNU invention; I believe it derives from BSD.
> I stand corrected. That doesn’t make it have any more sense, though.
> > Apparently it's for executables that don't belong in the path (rarely
> > used from interactive shells or scripts).
> We already have $pkglibdir and $pkgdatadir for those. There is no
> technical need for a new directory in /usr, and it doesn’t improve
> anything for users.

It's widespread practice and doesn't seem to do any harm.  So it seems
like a waste of time to continue fighting it.


Ben Hutchings
You can't have everything.  Where would you put it?

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