[Fedora-packaging] The role of %{_libexecdir} for using environment-modules

Debarshi Ray debarshi.ray at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 13:41:42 UTC 2008

> Wrt. the GNU-Standards, packages with "private" executables in
> in /usr/lib qualify as packaging bugs.
> In Fedora reality however, most packages shipping "private" executables
> in /usr/lib inherited this either from their RH packaging history
> or from their packagers/upstream's ignorance/unawareness on the
> GNU-Standards.

I have a package, 'bouml', which invokes private executables placed
inside %{_libdir}/bouml/. Is this serious enough to patch the package
or try to convince upstream to change? The package is somewhat big,
and I would not like to patch it if it was not really needed.


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