libexec vs lib

Christopher Jones jonesc at
Sat Sep 19 11:23:14 PDT 2015

Your question suggests you don’t really understand what lib and libexec are for. They serve rather different purposes. There are plenty of resources on the web explaining the difference.

> On 19 Sep 2015, at 5:16pm, Andrew L. Moore <slewsys at> wrote:
> Guys,
> Macports appears to install qt5-mac, llvm-3.5 and llvm-3.7 wholesale under libexec.  This is not a traditional destination. Is there a reason for choosing libexec over lib?
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