base dir spec question.

Lennart Poettering mzkqt at
Thu May 6 07:12:41 PDT 2010

On Thu, 06.05.10 09:53, Julien Danjou (julien at wrote:

> Patryk Zawadzki <patrys at> writes:
> > Not really. XDG_DATA_HOME is your local /usr/share and that's not
> > place for databases. I'd say currently XDG_CONFIG_HOME until we get a
> > proper local version of /var.
> XDG_CONFIG_HOME is your local /etc. That's not place for databases
> neither.
> So I'd say /tmp.

Never ever put anything in /tmp, unless you have a really good reason
to. It's not namespaced.


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