unity first-run stamp should not be in XDG_CACHE_HOME

Bug #1328677 reported by Jonathan Reed
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Brandon Schaefer
7.2
Fix Released
Medium
Brandon Schaefer
unity (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Medium
Brandon Schaefer
Trusty
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

[ Impact ]

The unity first_run.stamp file should not be in XDG_CACHE_HOME. As it is a _cache_, it can be ephemeral. Rather, it should be in XDG_CONFIG_HOME. Once the keyboard shortcut list, for example, has been presented, I don't need to be told about it again, even if I need to purge my ~/.cache directory.

This is a problem at our site, where XDG_CACHE_HOME is stored on a temporary filesystem, to cut down on the tremendous amount of useless network traffic between workstations and the user's file server. As a result, users now have to learn about Unity keyboard shortcuts on every single login.

[ Test Case ]

On a non-fresh install, log in to the Unity desktop. The Shortcuts screen should ne be displayed.

[ Regression Potential ]

The regression potential in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is nil since XDG_CONFIG_HOME is required to be writable in that distribution.

[ Other Info ]

The Ubuntu 14.04 LTS SRU was cherry-picked from Ubuntu 14.10 where the fix has been in production use for some time and has been stable.

Related branches

Stephen M. Webb (bregma)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 7.3.0
status: New → Triaged
Stephen M. Webb (bregma)
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.0 → 7.3.1
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Brandon Schaefer (brandontschaefer)
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Brandon Schaefer (brandontschaefer)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Attached debdiff between trusty-updates and SRU.

description: updated
Revision history for this message
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Jonathan, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Share lockscreen password between screens (lp: #1308540)
  * Allow a distinct pam config file for greeter and for lock-screen.
    (lp: #1305440)
  * Add an arrow activator in the lockscreen. (lp: #1332509)
  * Make sure GetScreenGeometry returns the correct value (lp: #1374785).
  * unmapped all windows prior to shutdown (lp: #1370017) (lp: #1375271)

  [ Brandon Schaefer ]
  * fix tooltip for the "Show Desktop / Restore Windows" icon in the Alt-Tab
    switcher (lp: #1237132)
  * Use CONFIG instead of CACHE to store the first_run.stamp (lp: #1328677)

  [ Eleni Maria Stea ]
  * LayoutSystem: make sure the exposed open windows are displayed in the
    preserved order (lp: #1349281).

  [ handsome_feng ]
  * added support for getting the distro name from /etc/os-release
    (lp: #1329584)

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * When grabbing keys, try prefixing "XF86" if the key isn't found. GNOME
    gives us unprefixed keys sometimes (lp: #1302885).

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * make the Launcher icon count badge width depend on the text value width
    and scaling (lp: #1353070) (lp: #1354498) (lp: #796527) (lp: #1066971)
    (lp: #1361713)
  * DecoratedWindow: make edges independent from borders and properly update
    them on actions change (lp: #1276177), (lp: #1299741), (lp: #1301776),
    (lp: #1324104), (lp: #1364225), (lp: #1373695)
  * Lockscreen: scale the UI elements based on current monitor scaling
    (lp: #1292218)
  * UnityScreen: when filtering out windows in spread, make sure we unscale
    them (lp: #1316265).
  * PanelMenuView: ensure that proper window tiles and buttons are shown at
    the right place (lp: #1384910) (lp: #1384958) (lp: #1385285)
  * SearchBar, ActionButtons, IconRenderer: include the font scaling when
    scaling textual items (lp: #1332947) (lp: #1361751) (lp: #1362162)
    (lp: #1362346).
  * ApplicationLauncherIcon: make sure we close the dash if DnD is accepted
    and the application window is about to be focused (lp: #1350331).
  * SwitcherView: set progress on icon render args (lp: #1361679).
  * LockScreenController: wait for the primary shield to get the grab
    before setting the session locked (lp: #1368427) (lp: #1371764).
  * added decorations to windows in non-focused workspaces (lp: #1383468)

  [ Stephen M. Webb ]
  * updated the unity(1) manpage to match the actual command (lp: #1059275)
  * bumped package version to match upstream

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * Preparing for unity 7.2.4
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:52:10 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Stephen M. Webb (bregma)
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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