Since upgrading to 1.5 the file static-nodes.json seems to be ignored, same deal with trusted-nodes.json

I am confused on what the location should now be.

The documentation states that

You can configure permanent static nodes by putting something like the following into /static-nodes.json (this should be the same folder that your chaindata and keystore folders are in)

However keystore and chaindata are now in different directories for private a network in 1.5.

The peers run with the --nodiscover flag

Has anyone managed to get it working on 1.5 for a private net and how ?

Note: admin.addPeer still works just fine

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This is know issue with early releases of geth 1.5, see https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/3329

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