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Adobe Flash Player 11.5  -  Feature 3413012

Created on Saturday, December 8, 2012

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[Platform_Linux]Support XDG basedir specification on Linux


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  • faispasierch

    2:12:40 AM GMT+00:00 Jan 5, 2013

    According to XDG Base directory specification:
    User data should go into $XDG_DATA_HOME (which default to ~/.local/share),
    user preferences should go into $XDG_CONFIG_HOME (which default to ~/.config)
    and cached data should go to $XDG_CACHE_HOME (which default to ~/.cache).
    More details at :

    Full specification can be found at:

    The XDG base directory specification have good de facto adoption.
    It has been adopted by:
    - GNOME ( )
    - GTK+ ( )
    - KDE ( )
    - QT ( )
    - XFCE ( in Files and Environment Variables )
    - LXDE
    - Razor-qt
    - VLC ( )
    - GStreamer ( )
    - Chrome ( )
    - many more upstream applications
    - Ubuntu ( & )
    - Debian ( )
    - Red Hat
    - Fedora
    - Suse
    - many more distributions

    I think that Flash Player should use same locations than the vast majority of Desktop environment and applications.

    There are real advantages of following this specification :
    - a lot less cluttered $HOME
    - Make backups a lot more safer and easier.
    Backuping your $XDG_DATA_HOME along with your files is enough
    (or just excluding $XDG_CACHE_HOME)
    - A lot easier to reset a default configuration if you want/need it (and
    without any risk to loose informations). Even for the software itself
    could choose to reset $XDG_CONFIG_HOME if needed.
    - Avoid some strange bugs that happens because you had a old version of
    some configuration file
    - A lot more of flexibility and portability because no path are hardcoded.

  • faispasierch

    9:08:58 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 20, 2012

    Not a real bug but a specification violation.
    Should be fixed

  • faispasierch

    6:54:13 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 8, 2012

    Please support XDG basedir specification for flash player on Linux?

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Reported By faispasierch


State Closed
Status Withdrawn
Reason NotABug


Priority 0-Unknown
Frequency All users will encounter
Failure Type Unspecified
Product Area OS Interation


Found In Build 11.5.502.110
Fixed In Build

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