git install and /usr/libexec directory

Juan Antonio Moreno Carmona jamc60 at
Sun Jan 16 06:33:01 PST 2011

2011/1/16 Randy McMurchy <randy at>

> Juan Antonio Moreno Carmona wrote these words on 01/16/11 05:45 CST:
> > git wants to put gitcore in /usr/libexec and, until now, no other package
> > installed files there. That directory does not exits and I think is
> against
> > FHS. What would be the most appropriate destination directory for that
> file?
> BLFS has established convention that libexec files go to
> /usr/lib/package_name.
> In your case: /usr/lib/git
> Often I will vary from the convention if the package has created a
> different
> directory name in /usr/lib. For instance, if the package created
> /usr/lib/git_files,
> I would use that instead of creating another directory.
> Well, actually git-core is a directory. If I use:

./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/lib

I get /usr/lib/git-core directory.

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