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

Wim de Vries wsvries at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 9 11:18:36 UTC 2014

On 01/09/2014 09:40 AM, Jonni Rainisto wrote:
> IMHO (Only my personal view, not official answer).
> I would not copy readonly data to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/$NAME, I would only copy the readwrite parts off from usr/share/appname.
> And I would define the map data chmod 666 in spec so I could programitically remove the data.
I like your idea.
Hardly any experience with RPM though. I'll have to dive into that.

Sailfish people: please confirm if this is an allowed option.


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> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks.
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