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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv4] Use XDG Base Directories instead of storing in home directory



On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 12:36:27PM -0400, William Jon McCann wrote:
> As defined in:
> http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html
> 
> This offers a number of advantages:
>  * Allows sharing a home directory between different machines, or
> sessions (eg. using NFS)
>  * Cleanly separates cache, runtime (eg. sockets), or app data from
> user settings
>  * Supports performing smart or selective migration of settings
> between different OS versions
>  * Supports reseting settings without breaking things
>  * Makes it possible to clear cache data to make room when the disk
> is filling up
>  * Allows us to write a robust and efficient backup solution
>  * Allows an admin flexibility to change where data and settings are stored
>  * Dramatically reduces the complexity and incoherence of the
> system for administrators

FYI, I have applied this now that 0.9.12 is released.


Everyone beware that what was in their $HOME/.libvirt directory will
now be found in $HOME/.config/libvirt


Daniel
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