I’m trying ownCloud 10.2, in this version a directory is created for external apps within the root directory. I’m creating ISO of ownCloud to install them on VMs, they are read only so I’m sure no one is changing the ownCloud core, it also takes less RAM etc … For apps I use the apps_paths feature which is quite practical, I use it to store apps in different directories if they are themes, from my company etc … So, now that I gave the main background, there goes my problem.
Since ownCloud 10.2 creates directly a directory for external apps and that my ownCloud is read only it doesn’t work, it’s normal. So I set the directory within my ISO, but once again I stumble upon the error Can’t create or write into the apps-external directory /var/owncloud/apps-external. So I did a hotfix by creating a tmpfs of the directory and this time it works.
So my question is, why forcing the creation of this directory when there is already a feature for that which is apps_paths ? Since I have set paths for apps, when will the apps-external be used ? Is it possible to disable that new feature ?