[Mageia-dev] %_libexecdir - Re: [5228] revert some duplicated manbo stuff (all identical to default but

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Jul 27 18:05:20 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Thomas Backlund at 27/07/12 15:21 did gyre and gimble:
> 27.07.2012 17:16, Anssi Hannula skrev:
>> 27.07.2012 17:12, Colin Guthrie kirjoitti:
>>> 'Twas brillig, and Thomas Backlund at 27/07/12 15:02 did gyre and gimble:
>>>> 27.07.2012 16:55, Anssi Hannula skrev:
>>>>> 26.07.2012 20:17, root at mageia.org kirjoitti:
>>>>>> Revision
>>>>>>     5228
>>>>>> Author
>>>>>>     tv
>>>>>> Date
>>>>>>     2012-07-26 19:17:41 +0200 (Thu, 26 Jul 2012)
>>>>>>       Log Message
>>>>>> revert some duplicated manbo stuff (all identical to default but
>>>>>> %_libexecdir that changed to %_libdir when mga forked mdv)
>>>>> Hmm, I'm not sure I understand. AFAIK we have always (i.e. on Mageia and
>>>>> on Mandriva before Mageia) had %_libexecdir as %_libdir.
>>>> Yep,
>>>> see:
>>>> http://svn.mandriva.com/viewvc/packages/updates/2010.1/rpm-manbo-setup/current/SOURCES/manbo.macros?view=markup
>>>>> The change means that even 64-bit libexec binaries will be put into
>>>>> /usr/lib, is that intentional?
>>>> So this change should be reverted imho...
>>> While I don't have a massively strong opinion on this topic, the only
>>> reason we have lib vs lib64 is to avoid name conflicts. If we consider
>>> libexec binaries as the kind of binary you'd only have installed once
>>> (i.e. not something you need for each arch, then the libexec dir is
>>> effectively "a private bin dir" and thus can be the same on both 32 and
>>> 64 bit IMO. So I guess I'd ultimately prefer /usr/lib/ to always be used
>>> regardless of arch (i.e. one less difference between 32 and 64 bit builds).
>> +1 on one dir regardless of arch, however the question is if that should
>> be /usr/lib or /usr/libexec. On fedora it is the latter, and we seem to
>> have some stuff (plymouth ans some others) there also.

Well some packages override this e.g.:

Maybe worth asking Kay about that in #systemd to see if there is an
argument against using /usr/libexec more generally?

> In that case, I'd say /usr/libexec to keep /usr/lib as arch clean as
> possible...

Assuming we're not missing something, yes, I agree.

> And I guess we will catch any name conflicts when we start full rebuild...
> speaking of that btw... anything missing for that, or should we plan &
> start the full rebuild... ?

I think all the things I wanted to do before the rebuild are in place so
I'm certainly fine with it.



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