[GNC-dev] 3.4 metadata location

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.fremont.ca.us
Sun Mar 3 17:02:05 EST 2019

> On Mar 3, 2019, at 1:33 PM, Chris Graves <mohavebaked at gmail.com> wrote:
> I normally use gnucash on macos, but today, was experimenting with flatpak
> Build ID: git 3.4-145-gc9ddd6c82+(2019-02-23) on fedora 29.  I seem to
> remember seeing recent emails that the location of the metadata was in
> ~/.local.  But the message upon launching gnucash displayed the following
> popup:
> Notice
> Your gnucash metadata has been migrated.
> Old location: /home/chris/.gnucash
> New location: /home/chris/.var/app/org.gnucash.GnuCash/data/gnucash
> No complaints, just curious...

I *think* that has to do with flatpak's sandboxing, the idea being that each flatpack gets its own directory in ~/.var so that two can't compete over ~/.local, but I'm not sure. Geert's the expert on flatpaks and he's away for a bit.

John Ralls

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