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

winfried.dobbe at xmsnet.nl winfried.dobbe at xmsnet.nl
Thu Jan 9 12:17:23 UTC 2014

For other Linux distributions, the normal solution would be to package the
maps in a separate rpm file. Then if the user installs his/her own maps,
he can remove the standard maps package. Maybe you can do this as well?


> 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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