On 11/28/2010 08:39 PM, Andrea Musuruane wrote:
I was performing a package review for RPM Fusion:
RPM Fusion follows the Fedora Packaging Guidelines so I think I can
ask here a question it came to me during the review.
This package has some exec files correctly installed by the packager
in %libexecdir/packagename/bin instead of %libdir/packagename/bin
because they are called by the main program who sits in %bindir.
The files in %libexecdir use some files in
%libexecdir/packagename/doc to show help, options, examples, etc when
called with some parameters.
Is it acceptable to leave these files here?
No, this is not acceptable.
Think of libexecdir as an auxilliary bindir, which is supposed to take
applications, users are not supposed to invoke directly.
Or they should be moved
They cannot be installed in %docdir because they affect the runtime
You'd have to provide more details about how these "docs
runtime" to be able to help.
In case applications (Independently of where they are installed) access
them directly (e.g. because these docs are part of an
application-specific, application-integrated documentation system),
/usr/share/<package> or a subdir of it may be a suitable candidate.