cannot modify clients configuration location (~/.wicd)

Bug #573303 reported by Richard Gill
This bug affects 1 person
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David Paleino

Bug Description

Like many other tools, Wicd should be able to use an alternate configuration directory for its clients, with either a command line option or an environment variable (WICD_CONFDIR for example), or better, both of them.

This will allow to put the configuration for example in ~/.config/wicd to clean up the home directory.

Using Wicd 1.7.0, on Archlinux.

Changed in wicd:
milestone: none → aqua-alpha-1
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
importance: Wishlist → Low
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David Paleino (dpaleino) wrote :

I've started a blueprint to move configuration to ~/.config/wicd ; I'll probably not implement the "variable config dir" though.

Changed in wicd:
assignee: nobody → David Paleino (dpaleino)
milestone: aqua-alpha-1 → 1.7.1
Revision history for this message
Richard Gill (richard-houbathecat) wrote :

Good news

Well, I hope you'll use $XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable (because $HOME/.config is just a convention around it) - that's why I chose to ask for a WICD_CONFDIR variable (which can be XDG related in login scripts).

Revision history for this message
David Paleino (dpaleino) wrote :

I thought about using python-xdg, and something like xdg.BaseDirectory.xdg_config_home. And that expands to "~/.config" here :)

David Paleino (dpaleino)
Changed in wicd:
milestone: 1.7.1 → 1.7.2
David Paleino (dpaleino)
Changed in wicd:
milestone: 1.7.2 → 1.7.3
Changed in wicd:
milestone: 1.7.3 → 1.7.4
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