Use of bin versus libexec

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Thu Sep 20 15:53:31 BST 2012

On Thursday, 2012-09-20, Jonathan Marten wrote:
> 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.

Do you mean $PREFIX/libexec, where $PREFIX will often be /usr (for 
distribution packages)?

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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