[Build-common-hackers] Bug#663082: Bug#663082: Should not silently change definition of $libexecdir

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Mar 8 12:59:42 UTC 2012

On 12-03-08 at 01:35pm, Michael Biebl wrote:
> On 08.03.2012 13:08, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > On 12-03-08 at 12:14pm, Michael Biebl wrote:
> >> While I don't agree that /usr/lib is a good default for $libexecdir 
> >> the change in debhelper/dh was at least done by only setting this 
> >> new behaviour when bumping the compat level which is an explicit 
> >> action by the package maintainer.
> > 
> > Please elaborate - or help point me to where that dispute is 
> > clarified.

[details snipped]

Thanks for the details.  As mentioned before I am already convinced, 
but this nevertheless was enlightening.  Thanks again!

> It looks more sensible to me, if cdbs-using packages that need a new 
> automake resp pkglibexecdir set libexecdir explicitly to something 
> like /usr/lib.
> That said, if you think this needs further discussion, feel free to 
> raise this topic on debian-devel.

I think I have a decent understanding now, and will try first discuss at 
the bugreport only - but will consult d-devel at d.o if needed.

 - Jonas

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