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FS#48541 - [netbeans] Move netbeans.conf info /etc/

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Johannes Ernst (jernst) - Friday, 11 March 2016, 21:31 GMT
Last edited by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Friday, 18 March 2016, 09:13 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Many people need to make changes to the NetBeans config file, e.g. to increase memory settings for large projects. Right now, that config file is buried somewhere ( /usr/share/netbeans/etc/netbeans.conf ) and doesn't follow conventions for where config file should be ( /etc ). I suggest we move it there, and symlink from the original location.
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Closed by  Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Friday, 18 March 2016, 09:13 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  Upstream has chosen to specifically not look at /etc/netbeans.conf.
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 09:47 GMT
Thanks for reporting.

The NetBeans files are placed in weird locations, but no installation scripts (nor text file describing where files should be installed) are provided by upstream.

It also does not include a .desktop file.

The launcher script included with NetBeans (bin/netbeans in the zip file), specifically looks for netbeans.conf in "$basedir"/etc/netbeans.conf and "${userdir}"/etc/netbeans.conf. The lines where it looks for netbeans.conf in /etc/ has been commented out by them.

Please report this issue upstream to the NetBeans developers and ask them to provide an installation script and/or start looking for /etc/netbeans.conf in the bin/netbeans script, here: