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Re: libexecdir (non)usage

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: libexecdir (non)usage
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 14:10:05 +0100
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> gettext installs a couple programs in $(libdir)/gettext, that fit far
> better in $(libexecdir)/gettext as per the GNU Coding Standards.  I
> can submit a patch for this if anyone wants, but it is a minimal
> change so I haven't bothered.

No thanks. Such a patch would have the effect of installing some programs
under /usr/libexec if the prefix is = /usr. This would be against the
Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, which says

   "/usr/lib includes object files, libraries, and internal binaries that
    are not intended to be executed directly by users or shell scripts."

and doesn't mention /usr/libexec.


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