/usr/share/quickly directory

Asked by Javier Collado on 2009-10-08


I've just installed Quickly on jaunty from the PPA by copying the daily build package to my PPA, but changing the distro from karmic to jaunty. What I wanted to do is to check if it's possible to install quickly from the package without installing quickly-ubuntu-template since I'm not interested in using the ubuntu template and also wanted to avoid the python-desktopcouch-records dependency in jaunty.

The experiment for now has been successful, but the problem that I've found is that the code in tools.py (get_quickly_data_path) depends on /usr/share/quickly to exist to work fine so I had to create it by hand to prevent exceptions from being raised.

I'd say that since some other people may want to install just quickly (regardless of the distribution) to work on their own templates, the /usr/share/quickly directory should be created when installing quickly itself or the code should be changed to work even when that directory doesn't exist. Do you think this would be a good idea?

Best regards,

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Best Didier Roche (didrocks) said : #1

Thanks for your remark, that's a really good point!

Quickly depends on quickly-template, virtual package that all Quickly templates should provide.
Consequently, yes, Quickly tarball should check if /usr/share/quickly directory exists as you said, in case you're using Quickly without any template. Can you create a bug report stating this please, so that we can get that before karmic release?

Thanks for the prompt response, bug #447089 created to track this issue.

Thanks Didier Roche, that solved my question.