[Python-Dev] Re: hook for standalone executable

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Thu Aug 14 15:38:19 EDT 2003

    Thomas> What's the usual directory layout if an executable needs
    Thomas> additional private files (library.zip, something.so and so on)?

As with all things Unix there several different ways to skin the cat.  One
common installation scheme is Python's.  The interpreter lives in
/usr/local/bin/pythonM.m and all the version-specific stuff lives in places
like /usr/local/lib/pythonM.m and /usr/local/include/pythonM.m where M and m
are the major and minor versions.  Another way is to create an
application-specific directory in a prefix directory like /usr/local, then
create bin, etc, lib and include directories underneath.  Apache and
Berkeley DB prefer this setup.  Either way, there is a known relationship
between the executable and the files it relies on.


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