cannot modify clients configuration location (~/.wicd)

Bug #573303 reported by Richard Gill on 2010-05-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wicd
Low
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
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

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).

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) on 2011-10-19
Changed in wicd:
milestone: 1.7.1 → 1.7.2
David Paleino (dpaleino) on 2012-04-11
Changed in wicd:
milestone: 1.7.2 → 1.7.3
Changed in wicd:
milestone: 1.7.3 → 1.7.4
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