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

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> 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.

Possibly not for the users, but it _certainly_ improves the environment
for system and application administrators.

Some applications (for instance: inn and mailman) have a lot of
executables which only makes sense when you're in the context of that
application user, so having a /usr/libexec/<package> in the path for
that user makes life as an application administrator easier.

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen <ssm@debian.org>

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