[Aptitude-devel] Bug#671780: Bug#671780: What is planned about FreeDesktop XDG basedir specification for aptitude?

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 03:00:52 UTC 2012

On 1 December 2012 21:27, Eric Heintzmann <Heintzmann.Eric at free.fr> wrote:
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This task is not a high-priority for myself, though I am aware of it.
It should be relatively easy to implement (compared to some other
aptitude tasks).  So at the moment it waits for a /robust,
well-designed patch/ from an interested party.

Such a patch should consider the user-config file as well, including
migrating an existing file to the new location specified in basedir

There are issues with the current use of the user-config file that
lead me to think it is preferable to abandon this in some way, and
encourage users to place aptitude config in /etc/apt/apt.conf[.d] and
not support online option changing.  You can find reports of these
user-config issues on the BTS.


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