You're deploying a Python application that uses its own virtualenv with libraries different from the system installed libraries, and you need to install those libraries the best way possible.

I ask this because it's clear that the binary is going to go to /usr/local/bin, and the application assets to /usr/local/share/application but I don't know if there's a convention that kind of data.

Where do you store the virtualenv? /usr/local/share/application, /srv/application, /var/local/application?

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Traditionally I would say




Recent Distros may not use a separate libexec directory anymore and simply use /usr/lib[64]. If you are using a build system like autoconf/automake you could use the variable $(libexecdir) and it will be correct on any Distro.

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