[ILUG] Canonical plugin install location
fergal at esatclear.ie
Mon Oct 23 16:11:12 IST 2000
Caolan McNamara wrote:
> Is there a canocial plugin install location, into /usr[/local]/lib
> certainly seems wrong, share/plugins ? libexec ?
The file system standard is that /usr/share is for arch independent
files and that /usr/man and /usr/doc should actually be /usr/share/man
and /usr/share/doc but you shouldn't put libs in there. The idea is
that this can be shared across machines of varying arch types.
This leaves /usr/lib/appname/ to put your plugins, as they are actually
libraries. Putting them straight into /usr/lib/ would be nasty though,
there's enough stuff in there already.
I don't think libexec gets a mention in the FHS at all. You can get it
couldn't find it on linuxdoc.org for some reason. It's worth reading,
especially as it's being gradually adopted by the distros,
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