[GNC-dev] Single User Installation location on Linux

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Thu Mar 5 14:57:04 EST 2020

Can you point me at that recommendation? I don't remember it and all Google is finding for me is https://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-user/2018-May/076971.html where I use $HOME/.local as an e.g.

John Ralls

> On Mar 5, 2020, at 12:53 AM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> wrote:
> I just now read your original reply on the user list.
> So the recommendation comes from John. We'll have to wait for his answer to 
> see where he got it from then.
> In addition you suggest there the installation process adds $HOME/.local/bin 
> to the PATH. I don't think it does. There is nothing in the build scripts that 
> would suggest otherwise.
> So it must be either something your distro does for you or something you may 
> have done yourself in the past.
> For the record on Fedora this is not added to the path by default. It's not in 
> mine.
> Regards,
> Geert
> Op donderdag 5 maart 2020 09:43:44 CET schreef Geert Janssens:
>> David,
>> I'm interested where you got the recommendation to install into $HOME/.local
>> from ? Perhaps this is a practice used by some distros in specific ?
>> Op donderdag 5 maart 2020 02:47:36 CET schreef David Cousens:
>>> If I create a directory .apps under $HOME then GnuCash installs to it
>>> without any problem but no link from $HOME/.local/bin to the executable in
>>> $HOME/.apps  is created by the installation and the user would have to
>>> create this this manually. Once this is done GnuCash seems to run  fine
>>> from $HOME/.apps as a single user app.
>> How do you start gnucash when installed in $HOME/.local/bin ?
>> What's different with doing so from $HOME/.apps ?
>>> The question is do we need to change the recommendation for installing
>>> under $HOME/.local on the wiki and what should we change it to? If it is
>>> agreed this is necessary I will modify the wiki to suit.
>> That will depend a bit on the history behind the choice for $HOME/.local in
>> the first place.
>> Regards,
>> Geert
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