RedHat, Fedora future?
Bevan C. Bennett
bevan at fulcrummicro.com
Fri Feb 6 17:57:22 UTC 2004
Robin Laing wrote:
> Bevan C. Bennett wrote:
>> It's not really a contradiction. The mozilla package is installed in
>> /usr/lib/mozilla-*, but the users (and any of their shell scripts) are
>> expected to execute /usr/bin/mozilla.
>> Nothing in /usr/lib/mozilla-* is intended to be executed *directly* by
>> users or scripts, and it should not appear in any user's PATH or MANPATH.
> But /usr/lib/mozilla is being executed by users, and is only a link to
> /usr/lib/mozilla-*. But being in /usr/lib means it should not be
> executed by users or shell scripts. Confusion reigns.
/usr/lib/mozilla is not being *directly* executed by users.
That one adverb in the specification is crucial to why this makes sense.
The mozilla package is installed in a subdirectory of /usr/lib, as
appropriate, but nothing in there is *directly* executed by users.
/usr/bin/mozilla is created to be directly executed by users, and it
then executes the appropriate things under /usr/lib/mozilla-*.
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