1. Summarise the issue (what were doing, what went wrong?)
The ~/.darcs directory is used for configuration files
2. What behaviour were you expecting instead?
XDG spec should be followed:
The configuration should be placed in ~/.config/darcs by default while
cache should be in ~/.cache/darcs etc.
3. What darcs version are you using? (Try: darcs --exact-version)
4. What operating system are you running?