Uninstalling app does not delete its data

Bug #1454448 reported by Ondrej Kubik on 2015-05-12
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click (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When app is uninstalled it's data under ~/.local is preserved.
This makes it impossible to track where all the free space went, since app is not even installed to be shown in storage view in the Settings app, and yet it can happily leave behind hundreds of MB of obsolete data.

Expected result:
when app is uninstalled, its linked private storage (~/.local/<app>/) is also freed. Uninstall should be preferably accompanied with warning dialog about all application data being deleted as well.

tested on RTM krillin (stable/bq-aquaris.en/krillin) v22

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thanks, but it feels like something clicks should be doing rather than having every click client having to reimplement the logic

affects: ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu) → click (Ubuntu)
Ondrej Kubik (ondrak) wrote :

I'm not sure what is best component to file this bug against. If there is better home for this bug, please advice :)

I'm not sure how much logic click should have, but surely uninstaller daemon should not rely on information in click package, it should clean application data even if it has broken click manifest. Otherwise we are relying on app developers to do something system should be responsible for.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

note that settings don't let you uninstall applications, they only list those so the bug can't be in settings in any case

Changed in click (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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