update-manager-core should use ~/.config to store it's configs

Bug #474025 reported by Oleksij Rempel on 2009-11-04
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

according to "XDG Base Directory Specification" update-manager should store the configs to ~/.config/update-manager-core . And this will make home folder clear.

see:
XDG Base Directory Specification
http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/ar01s03.html
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME defines the base directory relative to which user specific configuration files should be stored. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, a default equal to $HOME/.config should be used.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 4 11:41:55 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: update-manager-core 1:0.126.6.1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: update-manager
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Oleksij Rempel (olerem) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

What files do you see that are update-manager-core config files and are not stored in the XDG-compliant config directory? I haven't found anything that update-managar stores in the home directory. (even the cache is stored in an XDG compliant way.)

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired

I still have a ~/.update-manager-core directory, on a system upgraded through several Ubuntu versions. It contains 2 files, "meta-release" and "meta-release-development". The files were last modified in 2010, suggesting they are no longer used (presumably the migration failed to remove the obsolete config).

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
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