[GNC-dev] About the "$HOME/.local" installation prefix
geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Thu May 2 12:16:44 EDT 2019
Yes, something like that would make more sense to me as well.
Op donderdag 2 mei 2019 17:03:53 CEST schreef Adrien Monteleone:
> Good question.
> I’ve never used that location, and have not otherwise seen any
> recommendation to use it for a single/local-user installation.
> I’ve seen people recommend to recreate the official tree under ~/ (~/usr,
> ~/usr/local, ~/usr/bin) which doesn’t make much sense to me, or something
> else like:
> ~/apps, ~/applications
> I would think a recommendation of:
> $HOME/apps/gnucash, $HOME/applications/gnucash
> would be fine as it would be easier to remove. (one could maybe keep a
> `$HOME/apps/gnucash/build` directory around for that eventual removal)
> > On May 2, 2019, at 6:01 AM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be>
> > wrote:
> > Our current wiki on building gnucash for Ubuntu 16.04 (https://
> > wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/BuildUbuntu16.04) suggests $HOME/.local as a valid
> > installation prefix.
> > 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 directory.
> > 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.
> > Regards,
> > Geert
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