When sat is launched, it can read a config file from various places: ~/.sat.conf, ~/.local/share/sat/sat.conf /etc/sat.conf Some tools seems to support ~/.sat.conf and some others don't. Some errors are not clear: /!\ Can't read main config ! Please check the syntax But it's not clear that sat is not reading the good config file. Sat, libervia, primitivus etc should print a message in the console saying: using path/to/config/file/sat.conf like other tools use. It's easier to debug and prevent some headache.