On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203(a)freenet.de> wrote:
On 11/28/2010 08:39 PM, Andrea Musuruane wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was performing a package review for RPM Fusion:
> RPM Fusion follows the Fedora Packaging Guidelines so I think I can
> ask here a question it came to me during the review.
> This package has some exec files correctly installed by the packager
> in %libexecdir/packagename/bin instead of %libdir/packagename/bin
> because they are called by the main program who sits in %bindir.
> The files in %libexecdir use some files in
> %libexecdir/packagename/doc to show help, options, examples, etc when
> called with some parameters.
> Is it acceptable to leave these files here?
No, this is not acceptable.
Think of libexecdir as an auxilliary bindir, which is supposed to take
applications, users are not supposed to invoke directly.
Files in libexecdir are only called by a wrapper that sits in bindir.
You'd have to provide more details about how these "docs
affect the runtime"
to be able to help.
In case applications (Independently of where they are installed) access them
directly (e.g. because these docs are part of an application-specific,
application-integrated documentation system), /usr/share/<package> or a
subdir of it may be a suitable candidate.
Yes, that's the case. I agree datadir/package_name is the best option we have.
Thank you for your reply.