Re: directory under /usr/bin -- Ok or not?
On Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 01:09:31AM +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.
Those serve a different purpose. There's also a $pkglibexecdir,
which is explicitly for that purpose.
It's very odd that as an upstream (where Debian is the upstream!),
I'm using $pkglibexecdir and then have to make it the same as
$pkglibdir for no good reason. I would typically be using
$pkglibdir for loadable modules and the like, rather than
executables. libexecdir is a good place for executables called
by programs rather than by users. I'd like to be able to make
use of it.
.''`. Roger Leigh
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