[Fedora-packaging] libexecdir, rpmlint, and Packaging Guidelines
Jason L Tibbitts III
tibbs at math.uh.edu
Tue Jun 20 19:42:26 UTC 2006
>>>>> "TK" == Toshio Kuratomi <toshio at tiki-lounge.com> writes:
TK> I would like to have clarification of whether using libexec is in
TK> accordance with the Fedora Guidelines or if packages using it
TK> should be changed.
I've asked previously on IRC and was told that it was OK. Let me see
if I still have the logs. Oh, it was you who answered me. So this
isn't terribly useful, but since I dug it up....
[Tue May 16 2006] [15:24:08] <abadger1999>
So it should either go in /usr/share or /usr/libexec
[Tue May 16 2006] [15:24:28] <tibbs>
We don't use /usr/libexec, do we? I thought it was heavily
[Tue May 16 2006] [15:24:43] <tibbs>
Of course there's piles of stuff in it.
[Tue May 16 2006] [15:24:47] <abadger1999>
tibbs: We do in fedora.
[Tue May 16 2006] [15:24:59] <abadger1999>
tibbs: It's other distros where it's heavily discouraged.
[Tue May 16 2006] [15:25:38] <fedorared>
rpmlint does complain about libexec however.
[Tue May 16 2006] [15:25:40] <ixs>
/usr/libexec should be fine for binaries and stuff not directly
called by the user. according to FHS at least.
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