Re: Moving dot files to ~/.etc
- From: George Farris <farrisg shaw ca>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Moving dot files to ~/.etc
- Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 07:55:25 -0800
On Tue, 2004-09-11 at 11:54 -0500, John wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 12:02:51PM +0100, Marcin Krzyzanowski wrote:
> > hardcoded directory is not the best solution.
> > We at PLD [ http://www.pld-linux.org ] promote HOME_ETC
> > [ ftp://ftp.pld-linux.org/people/siefca/distfiles/ ] solution.
> > Maybe support for HOME_ETC can be a good way ?
> > Short: this is a support for env. HOME_ETC pointed to directory where
> > user want to store configuration data. It may easly supported by small
> > changes in sources, or using this libhome_etc.so to return directory.
> > If no HOME_ETC is set, default location should be used.
> I like that. That's a very elegant way to deal with the issue. Has
> anyone at PLD suggested that to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard group?
> Thanks for letting me know about that!
> John Karcz
But why not follow the freedesktop.org standard?
george gmsys com
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