[PATCH v2 2/2] basedir: Add XDG_BIN_HOME

Lennart Poettering mzkqt at 0pointer.de
Wed Aug 30 08:23:06 UTC 2017

On Di, 29.08.17 13:20, Josh Triplett (josh at joshtriplett.org) wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 07:27:50PM +0200, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
> > ---
> > Dropped XDG_BIN_DIRS and add note about architecture-specificity of HOME 
> > due to XDG_BIN_HOME.
> This version of the proposal looks great to me, and thank you for
> working on this.
> Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh at joshtriplett.org>
> If this gets accepted, I would be happy to help work with various
> projects to incorporate support for it. Unlike the other variables, I
> think this only needs special support from software that *installs*
> binaries to $XDG_BIN_HOME (falling back to ~/.local/bin), and not
> software that just wants to access such files (for which it should use
> $PATH).
> I don't think this needs to be put in the standard, but people who want
> to make $HOME less architecture-specific might want to set $XDG_BIN_HOME
> to a path that includes the architecture triple, similar to multiarch
> library paths.

Looks fine to me too. IIRC I have commit access to the git repo, hence
I might commit this eventually (ping me in two weeks about this if
nobody else took care of this yet). However, before that happens I
think we should wait for more replies, maybe others have opinions
about this too, for example I am interested in Allison Lortie's
opinions on this (added to CC), I know she has some interest in the
basedir stuff, too.

Allison, any chance you can comment?


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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