[GNC-dev] About the "$HOME/.local" installation prefix
geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Thu May 2 07:01:26 EDT 2019
Our current wiki on building gnucash for Ubuntu 16.04 (https://
wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/BuildUbuntu16.04) suggests $HOME/.local as a valid
While checking for another thread I have found this to be problematic.
In particular when using this installation prefix, a number of files and
directories will be added in $HOME/.local/share/. That directory however is
also to primary directory where a running applications store their runtime
data. So the same directory is being used as installation directory and data
That makes it pretty difficult to quickly remove the local gnucash
installation in one go as the installation directory may also hold runtime
data (and from more than one application!).
So personally I would recommend against using $HOME/.local as installation
prefix. I am however curious where this suggestion originally came from.
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