[Slackbuilds-users] files to users /home

Tim Dickson dickson.tim at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 21 07:51:40 UTC 2021

if the file is program data which is only read, newver written, then 
linking to a common location e. /usr/share/appname/datafile is the most 
efficient, especially for large datafiles (think warzone2100 for example).
  I haven't seen any good way of handling this in a slackbuild, because 
you may have many existing users, and what about users added later?. 
editing the default user template to add link creation and going through 
existing users to add links is not ideal. if you remove the package, the 
links will remain.

It is better if possible to get upstream to fix their code so that 
common user data is stored in a common place. local user data should be 
created as required by the software.

On 21/04/2021 03:06, slackbuilds at ninefamily.com wrote:
> If an application needs to use a file in the user's /home what is the 
> correct way to do so in a Slackbuild?  Do I put it in a central place 
> and link to it or just instruct the user to manually put the file or a 
> script for it?
> Thanks
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