Bug#488330: freecol: Freecol puts log file in local dir
Dirk Van Hertem
dirk.vanhertem at esat.kuleuven.be
Fri Jun 27 22:36:36 UTC 2008
Freecol puts a file named FreeCol.log in your current directory, which is not needed. I think it would be better if it were to be placed in ~/.FreeCol/ or so.
Two reasons exists why it is annoying: it is just not nice to have random files at random places, and if you put it in a mounted directory, the game can get incredibly slow to play as it writes/reads that file very often. At least, it was very slow when i played it over my sshfs connection.
I guess that the solution to this would be quite trivial to change, probably this file (from the debian source package):
where the line
> private static final String fileName = new String("FreeCol.log");
ps: Maybe (probably) it is not a debian thing, and I should have mentioned it upstream?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages freecol depends on:
ii java-wrappers 0.1.5 wrappers for java executables
ii libhiglayout-java 1.0-4 An easy-to-use layout manager for
ii libwoodstox-java 1:3.9.2-1 a high-performance XML processor
ii sun-java6-jre 6-06-1 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (
freecol recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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