Data directory

Data directory can be located in several locations. There are defaults depending on your OS, and you can specify a custom its location. Two parts are splitting the data directory: the root, and the target.


Alter defaults

The data directory path is splitted in two parts, the root and the target. Each are editable.


The root is the base directory where data directories belonging to different installations are stored. The root is altered by the environment variable KIWI_ALT_DATADIR that you must set.


The target is the datadir of the installation. It is made by the concatenation of two values in the info.json : {companyName}/{productName}. If one of these two is not in the file, there are no modification.