Use of bin versus libexec

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at
Thu Sep 20 23:20:37 BST 2012

David Faure wrote:
> On Thursday 20 September 2012 19:36:39 Sune Vuorela wrote:
>> On 2012-09-20, Kevin Krammer <krammer at> wrote:
>>> Do you mean $PREFIX/libexec, where $PREFIX will often be /usr (for=20
>>> distribution packages)?
>> that only works in redhat/fedora land. In other distributiotns, like
>> debian and ubuntu, libexec is placed in directories under
>> prefix/libdir/libraryname/  -  e.g. /usr/lib/kde4/libexec or
>> /usr/lib/utempter/
> We really need a FHS addition for libexec.

Actually users of libexec are discussing about removing it.

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