Re: Re: installing an end user editable file
Sorry forgot to clarify, yeah it's in my rules makefile.
On 13 February 2011 21:55, james frize <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hey Craig,
> thanks for the help,
> Basically I'm copying over a text file that has a list of web links
> in, after the program is installed the file needs to be edited by the
> end user, so I'm trying to put the file in a place where a regular
> user would have permission to both read and write to the text file.
> Some people have suggested putting it in home/<user>/.<packageName>
> but I can't seem to be able to do that, been trying to use ~/ and
> $XDG_CONFIG_HOME but I just end up with everything being installed in
> folders called "~" or "DG_CONFIG_HOME"
> I need a way of finding the correct user path, I've been reading the
> info on this page:
> But I can't get my head round that either??
> Here's the part of my make file where I specify the destination paths:
> # Icon and script go here
> DEST1 = $(CURDIR)/debian/gtk-link-lizard/usr/share/gtk-link-lizard-1.4
> # Desktop launcher goes here
> DEST2 = $(CURDIR)/debian/gtk-link-lizard/usr/share/applications
> # Links.txt goes here
> DEST3 = $(CURDIR)/debian/gtk-link-lizard/"SOMEHOW I NEED THE
> HOME/<USER> PATH HERE??"/.gtk-link-lizard
> Thanks again.
> On 13 February 2011 21:38, Craig Small <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 06:24:06PM +0000, james frize wrote:
>>> I'm looking at installing the links.txt file to
>>> ~/.<packagename>/links.txt, but I don't seem to be able to use the
>> Is this in rules file? If so you cannot do that at all. It doesn't
>> make any sense for a package to install a file in the users home
>> Generally there is a /etc/<package>/whatever file for defaults and any
>> user specific files would be in /usr/share/doc/<package>/examples
>> The file in examples should really tell people what to do, e.g.:
>> # This is an example file for whatever, you can copy this to
>> # ~/.whatever/myfile
>> There are many problems with getting a package installer to install
>> files in a user's home directory. Perhaps the first one I can think of
>> is, "which user's directory?"
>> - Craig
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