~/.thumbnails should be placed in ~/.cache

Bug #160727 reported by Sebastian Breier
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

According to
(FreeDesktop base directory specification):
"$XDG_CACHE_HOME defines the base directory relative to which user specific
non-essential data files should be stored. If $XDG_CACHE_HOME is either not set
or empty, a default equal to $HOME/.cache should be used."

To make things like backups easier, nautilus' gnome-video-thumbnailer should
place its thumbnails somewhere in ~/.cache. This would also ease the
development of automatic cleanup tools (see related blueprints).

description: updated
description: updated
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report!

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Invalid
Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

upstream closed the bug using this comment

"There is a separate freedesktop spec for thumbnailing, and it very clearly
specifies ~/.thumbnails as the shared thumbnail location:


You would need to convince people to change the thumbnailing spec, which seems

doing the same on the ubuntu task there

Changed in nautilus:
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Revision history for this message
Jakob Unterwurzacher (jakobunt) wrote :

May 2012, Version 0.8.0
Modified to respect the XDG Base Directory Specification

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue is fixed with nautilus 3.6 in raring

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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