[FHS] helper scripts location

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Mon Jun 13 15:36:00 UTC 2011

On Mon, 13.06.11 14:27, Matthew Garrett (mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org) wrote:

> > > On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 02:18:18PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > > > What is the benefit of a separate libexecdir?
> > > 
> > > I guess because binaries shouldn't go in the library directory.
> > 
> > But it isn't a library directory. It's a directory for arch-depndendant
> > stuff, which includes (but is not limited to) libraries.
> It's a directory for arch-dependent stuff that should only exist once on 
> a system, whereas lib is for arch-dependent stuff that may exist for 
> multiple architectures on one system. I have no opinion on whether that 
> distinction is important.

That is not really how it is. /lib is for arch-dependent stuff including
the libraries of the primary arch. Libraries for secondary archs are
then put in /usr/lib{64,arch}/.

Gentoo is the only distro which is so confused to put binaries that
belong into /usr/lib into /usr/lib64 just because they are compiled for
64bit. But that's just because they are confused.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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