Change user app install directory in Haiku Depot
|Reported by:||ddavid123||Owned by:||stippi|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
Currently Haiku Depot installs user installed apps to '/boot/system/packages'. Before Package Management was merged, the user could install Haiku over the previous install and only the 'System' directory was a fresh install. Now that all the apps are installed to '/boot/system/packages', user installed apps get wiped when Haiku is re-installed!
There is a need for a separation between the system packages and the user installed packages! I propose that all user installed apps be installed to '/boot/home/config/packages' and virtually extracted to '/boot/home/apps'. Then Haiku Depot could create symlinks of the installed apps to /boot/system/apps.
If Linux or BSD's distos do not have user apps installed to '/bin', or '/sbin' for good reasons, then why would Haiku (which is a single user OS by the way) install apps into the system directory? Never mind the extra work that the user now must go through to reinstall their apps (which can take a long time on slow dsl or dial-up): another concern that I have is potential flaws and bugs in PM and Haiku Depot that can pose great risk to the integrity and security of the system!