[GNC-dev] Single User Installation location on Linux
geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Thu Mar 5 15:16:00 EST 2020
I can't, perhaps David remembers ?
Op donderdag 5 maart 2020 20:57:04 CET schreef John Ralls:
> 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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