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4.2. Directory variables

Information about directory variables used by Listaller

4.2.1. What are directory variables?

Directory variables are used in IPK setup files, to allow Listaller to dynamically place the files in different directories, based on user's decisions or settings done by the distributor.
All IPK packages should use only directory sibstvars. However, in some cases it might be necessary to specify exact directory names. Packages not using directory variables can only be installed in shared mode for all users, temporary or private installations aren't possible. Also Listaller will lower the security level of these applications, because they can write into system directories and therefore could do malicious things.
Directory variables start and end with a % sign and are replaced with their value during the software installation process. They are usually found in file-lists of Listaller packages, but might be used in other places too.