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Re: [Pan-users] Re: Storing the Score file somewhere other than ~/News/
Søren Boll Overgaard
Re: [Pan-users] Re: Storing the Score file somewhere other than ~/News/ ?
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 12:48:26 +0200
On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 03:24:39AM -0700, Duncan wrote:
> > as such I have question relating to a bug submitted by a Debian user.
> > Is there a good reason why pan stores its score file in ~/News/ rather
> > than in ~/.pan2/ where everything else related to pan is stored?
> > And if so, would anyone mind if I came up with a patch to make it a
> > command line option (or tweakable from the preferences)?
> >  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=362904
> The score file is a fairly standard layout shared with a number of other
> clients, not something unique to PAN. As such, I believe the thought was
> that it should be in a common location, as well, the better to allow
> transparent sharing. If you check other *ix news clients, I'm guessing
> that at least one besides PAN will use that location by default. (Gnews
> rings a bell, but the memory is fuzzy so that might not be it.)
I checked google sporadically before posting, nothing obvious popped up, which
is why I posted my question here.
Thanks for the excellent explanation.
> In 0.14 series PAN, the location of the scorefile was configurable in the
> preferences dialog. (I had mine relocated to the ~/.pan/data/ dir, too.)
> The preferences dialog had been temporarily removed from the 0.9x series
> to see what options folks actually needed.. 0.93 has it back, but I've not
> yet compiled 0.93 (planning to after I catch up on the lists) so I'm not
> sure if that preference is there yet or not (there was only one mention of
> it until yours, so it hadn't looked all that needed yet).
As far as I can tell, it's not in there.
> With your request from Debian, Charles will probably put it back if it's
> not there already, given Debian's status.
Well, it's not really a request from Debian, as much as it is a request from a
single Debian user. Although I must admit, the idea of keeping ~/ litter-free
does greatly appeal to me. Also, are there really that many people who actually
use more than one news client on a single machine (ie. the number of people
who benefit from having the Score file in a single unified location)?
Thanks for the reply, it was quite informtive.
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