[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.

 - J<

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