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Re: [Nmh-workers] fmttest program - where to install it?

From: Joel Uckelman
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] fmttest program - where to install it?
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:01:50 -0700

Thus spake Ralph Corderoy:
> Hi Ken,
> > The current tools, "ap", "dp", and "fmtdump", all live in $(libdir).
> > I understand doing this for backend programs designed to be called by
> > other programs, like post & mhl.  But I never understood why those
> > programs were installed there.  Should this hypothetical test program
> > be installed in $(libdir), or should it be installed in $(bindir) like
> > all of the other nmh user-level executables?
> Is there a distro that puts nmh in /usr/bin and not /usr/bin/nmh?  Only
> I think the brevity of ap and dp should be for important commands,
> commonly typed, so we shouldn't pollute the namespace by nabbing them
> now for nmh.  If it always needs the user to add nmh's bin to their PATH
> then that's not so bad;  they can decide whether they have nmh's or the
> wider world's.

Fedora puts the ancilliary nmh commands in /usr/libexec/nmh.

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