Re: directory under /usr/bin -- Ok or not?
On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 04:33:33PM +0100, Stig Sandbeck Mathisen wrote:
> Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.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.
That seems no different from having, say, /usr/lib/news/bin in the path,
as at present.