[tbb-bugs] #20497 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Add --enable-tor-browser-data-in-home-dir configure option and code

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#20497: Add --enable-tor-browser-data-in-home-dir configure option and code
 Reporter:  attila                    |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement               |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  TBB                       |  Actual Points:
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Changes (by mcs):

 * cc: brade, mcs (added)


 Replying to [comment:2 attila]:
 > I don't see why the actual path chosen in the tor-data-in-home-dir case
 couldn't be whatever the group comes to consensus on.  If ~/.local/share
 /TorBrowser-Data (or whatever) is more in line with what you want that's
 fine by me.  I'm sure a lot of *BSD users do use some kind of desktop env
 (I don't but I'm arguably weird). This would be like everything else that
 adheres to the freedesktop.org spec.

 It is not a strong opinion, but I favor `$XDG_DATA_HOME/tor-browser` with
 a fallback to `~/.local/share/tor-browser/`.
 I also wonder if we want to add a runtime option for this as well (via a
 command line flag) so that users who want data to be stored under
 `$XDG_DATA_HOME` would always have that option available to them. On OSX
 we make a similar decision automatically based on where TorBrowser.app is
 installed, but I don't know how to do that on the Unix/Linux systems.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20497#comment:3>
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