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

Ruslan Nigmatullin euroelessar at yandex.ru
Thu Jan 9 11:24:36 UTC 2014

I fear that removing installed files is bad idea as package manager can become crazy.

09.01.2014, 15:18, "Wim de Vries" <wsvries at xs4all.nl>:
> Thanks.
> 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.
> Thanks.
> R
> wim
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>>  Subject: [SailfishDevel] How to install user (controlled) data files for my     app avoiding /usr/share
>>  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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