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Re: Location for user installed plugin libraries and icons

Hello Jon,

which plugin manager are you talking about.

Each application providing plugins has its own mechanism to handle them.

So i don't understand what your conclusion is. So I want to know whether
my packages can be affected or benefit of it.



Am 08.05.21 um 23:50 schrieb Jon Gough:
> On 8/5/21 10:51 pm, Sven Hartge wrote:
>> Jon Gough <jonsgough@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>     So, any user installable application extension/plugin which has
>>> executables and supporting data is left behind on the system when the
>>> owning application is removed or updated using the system installation
>>> process? This is accepted behaviour?
>> Yes, this is accepted behaviour, because the system does not know if the
>> user uses the file for anything else. Maybe $HOME is mounted from the
>> network and the application using the files is still being used on a
>> different system.
>>> Shouldn't applications clean up after themselves and not leave user
>>> systems with junk lying around?
>> No.
>> Grüße,
>> S°
> This suggests that for most plugins the plugin manager should facilitate
> finding and installing the plugins and should probably have two
> installation methodologies, one for simple plugins with very small
> executable and data (non-user) footprint and one for complex plugins
> with large executables and/or data (non-user). The simple one could be
> based on unzipping a file and placing it in the $HOME directory
> structure, the complex one could be based on 'deb' using system services
> to install the plugin in system areas and only having user data in the
> $HOME directory structure. This would then allow the system to manage
> the removal of the non-user components when/if the main application is
> removed.
> Thanks for your help in clarifying this.
> Jon

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