Use of bin versus libexec

Jonathan Marten jjm2 at
Thu Sep 20 15:43:36 BST 2012

Kevin Krammer <krammer at> writes:
> Agreed. It is important, however, to remember that some of those (e.g. 
> akonadiserver, akonadi_control) are not KDE programs and can therefore not be 
> in a KDE specific libexec location but have to go into a standard (FHS or 
> location for that purpose.

Thanks for the clarification Kevin.  Perhaps a better place for those
Akonadi executables would then be $KDEDIR/libexec - this location
isn't in the LSB/FHS but many packages which still use GNU Autoconf
use it.  IIRC KDE3 had the same.

Jonathan Marten               
Twickenham, UK                          jjm2 at

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