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  1. Is puritine container managed only by Canonical team? For example, I wasn't be able to add packages in puritine via Terminal app. Or we have a possibility to manage it? (Of course, I think we should have own container to play with Libertine).
  2. Is there a directory /home/phablet/.cache/libertine-container/puritine/rootfs/home/phablet for puritine like we have for own container? Must we have it? Or I deleted it by accident?

  3. How to completely reinstall Puritine with all pre-installed apps?

  • You can create your own container, see this thread for instructions: askubuntu.com/questions/791025/… – Jurjen Oct 27 '16 at 7:41
  • I know it, but the question is only about Puritine, default container – Vladimir Oct 27 '16 at 11:06
  • The answer to (1) is yes, Puritine is managed by Canonical. It is stored in the read-only section of your device's memory and can not be altered. – Stephen M. Webb Oct 27 '16 at 21:35
  • Stephen, we have files of Puritine, for example, on /home/phablet/.cache/libertine-container/puritine/rootfs and I think we can (in some sense) change or manage them. – Vladimir Oct 28 '16 at 16:26
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  1. The Puritine container is not directly modifiable by end-users. In this sense, it's a special container to maintain a base set of core applications on your device.
  2. If you delete puritine's home directory, it should recreate the directory structure the next time an application is launched.
  3. The puritine click is only available on the pre-built images due to its large size. You can recreate a container with all the same applications pretty easily, but to get the original container back you will either need to manually build/install the click or re-flash the device.
  • About 2. Larry, I see, for example, Firefox app (from Puritine) doesn't recreate this directory. – Vladimir Oct 28 '16 at 16:28
  • About 3. Could we possible to extract original Puritine container (or click package) from flash image? I have some experience in that, but I need some info about list of files and directories, if it can help. – Vladimir Oct 28 '16 at 16:33
  • 2. Did you remove the rootfs or the bind-mounted home directory ($HOME/.local/libertine-container/puritine/)? You may need to manually create the base home directory, at which point it might be able to recreate the rest. 3. Maybe the puritine source could help, which can be found on launchpad: launchpad.net/puritine – Larry Price Oct 28 '16 at 17:31
  • Larry, I don't know "what I've deleted". I made my experiments with matchbox-keyboard and discovered that I have /home/phablet/.cache/libertine-container/my-container/rootfs/home/phablet, but have not /home/phablet/.cache/libertine-container/puritine/rootfs/home/phablet – Vladimir Oct 29 '16 at 8:56
  • btw: ls $HOME/.local/libertine-container/puritine ls: cannot access /home/phablet/.local/libertine-container/puritine: No such file or directory ls $HOME/.cache/libertine-container/puritine rootfs – Vladimir Oct 29 '16 at 9:01

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