[SailfishDevel] How to install user (controlled) data files for my app avoiding /usr/share

Wim de Vries wsvries at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 9 08:05:59 UTC 2014

I am converting my aircraft navigation app to Sailfish.
It comes (default) with OpenStreet based maps + 3D data files of Western 
Europe (in RPM).
Most users will use this map, but some users may use their home made 
maps (generated by a PC application).
In the latter case, the users will delete this W-Europe map (it takes up 
quite some disk space).
So far so good, but the installation/RPM is a problem:

Harbour says that I should install the app data (very much bytes for the 
W-Eu map) in /usr/share/$NAME and in the first run of the app, copy them 
But  now I am stuck with an enormous amount of (useless) data in 
/usr/share/$NAME that cannot be removed.

Any suggestions?

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