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

On 7 November 2011 11:26, Andreas Bombe <aeb@debian.org> wrote:
> The sftp-server on the other hand is provided by the package that also
> contains its only caller AFAICS. That should be in /usr/lib/$PACKAGE
> together with other package specific binary stuff — it doesn't make a
> difference whether it's linked, dlopen()ed or exec()ed.

I think we are talking about /usr/lib, not /usr/lib/$PACKAGE (?).

On my Ubuntu system /usr/lib already has some binaries, although some
might be just for backward compatibility:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2011-07-30 02:02 /usr/lib/sftp-server ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2011-10-07 15:20 /usr/lib/sendmail ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  2532 2011-09-22 22:35 /usr/lib/command-not-found*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10528 2011-03-18 05:09 /usr/lib/e2initrd_helper*
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 10592 2011-10-05 07:58 /usr/lib/pt_chown*

/usr/lib has so many files, maybe there might be performance reasons
for splitting it up, depending on what filesystem you have?
Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au>

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