should store files in XDG-recommended directories

Bug #1168847 reported by Adam Dingle on 2013-04-14
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Bug Description

Synaptic currently stores various files in ~/.synaptic. Instead it should use
the directories recommended by the XDG specification:

http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/

Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :

I agree that that probably should be fixed but it doesn't damage the program. The recommendation is a recommendation not a requirement so it can't be a bug surely?

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

I think we should have Launchpad bugs for any task that is probably worth doing, not just for bugs which damage Synaptic or for hard requirements. There's been a broad push in the GNOME world for all applications to use XDG directories, and I think Synaptic should be no exception. I recommend that this bug stay open.

On 15 April 2013 01:19, Ads20000 <email address hidden> wrote:
> I agree that that probably should be fixed but it doesn't damage the
> program. The recommendation is a recommendation not a requirement so it
> can't be a bug surely?

That is what the wishlist severity is for.

 status new

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Daniel Hartwig (wigs) wrote :

On 15 April 2013 03:26, Adam Dingle <email address hidden> wrote:
> There's been a broad push in the GNOME world for all
> applications to use XDG directories, and I think Synaptic should be no
> exception.

Note that synaptic is not a part of the GNOME project. It does make
sense to apply the basedir spec. to synaptic, however this is due to
merits of the specification itself, not whether GNOME is pushing for
it.

Daniel Hartwig (wigs) on 2013-04-14
description: updated
Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

See also bug #882825, which is a metabug to fix this in various packages in Ubuntu.

Daniel Hartwig (wigs) wrote :

 duplicate 882825

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