[tor-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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Comment (by attila):

 Replying to [comment:1 yawning]:
 > nb: Not really a Tor Browser developer, though I sometimes play one on
 > While this is sort of a Linux-ism, any thoughts on using XDG Base
 Directories (https://specifications.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-
 spec-latest.html).  In this case something like
 `$XDG_DATA_HOME/<subdir>/`, with a default of `~/.local/share/` if the env
 var isn't set (`~/.local/share/tor-browser/` for example).

 At least in my case I don't use any kind of "desktop" environment so this
 kind of thing never occurs to me.  Not sure how representative I am of
 OpenBSD users in general, but I just use #cwm.  I never bought the whole
 "desktop" metaphor honestly :-).  I've also been using X windows since
 X10R3 so maybe my instincts aren't quite the norm.

 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 is more in line with what you want that's fine by me.
 I'm sure a lot of OpenBSD users *do* use a desktop env and this would be
 like everything else.

Ticket URL: <https://troodi.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20497#comment:2>
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