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

Jens Petersen petersen at redhat.com
Wed Oct 8 00:07:39 UTC 2008

Hi Jussi

> I'm working on a couple of packages (gromacs and gromacs3) that are
> going to use environment-modules since they have a lot of binaries
> that
> otherwise would go to /usr/bin and some of them have very generic
> names
> (e.g. wheel, luck and highway). This way a user can have both the new
> release series and the old stable series installed and decide which
> version to use.

It would be better to use alternatives for this.

Look at MTA packages or other packages that do this kind of thing already.

I am not familiar with gromacs: is it really necessary to include both in Fedora?: normally we just tend to ship the latest major release.

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