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Re: Debian XDG basedir compliance

On 12/10/13 00:52, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 8:26 AM, Charles Plessy wrote:
>> I think that this would be more suitable for the Upstream Guide
>> (https://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide).  The Debian Policy focuses on how to
>> integrate works in Debian, so if being XDG-compliant or not does not make a
>> difference, then I think that there is no need to mention this standard.
> Good point. I've added a section on user home directories to the UG,
> pointing out the XDG spec and the libraries that support it.

GLib has a nice set of functions for this, see


> https://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide#User_home_directories
> I also put a paragraph about the HOME environment variable and falling
> back to getpwuid.

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