Bug 46052 - Config directory changed but not migrated between versions
Summary: Config directory changed but not migrated between versions
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-14 09:52 UTC by Frank
Modified: 2017-08-15 12:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Frank 2012-02-14 09:52:23 UTC
After removing 3.4.5 and installing 3.5.0 RPMs on Mandriva 2010.2, I found that none of my previous settings were migrated from 3.4.5. The reason turned out to be that the settings directory was moved from ~/.libreoffice to ~/.config/libreoffice (why?!), but files were not moved and no link to the previous location was set on installation of 3.5.0.

Proposal: use old location or set link from ~/.config/libreoffice to ~/.libreoffice.
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-18 05:47:59 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
> ~/.config/libreoffice (why?!)
For users can use two version of office independently. Also it is FreeDesktop standard to hold profiles in ~/.config
Comment 2 Frank 2012-06-21 10:31:57 UTC

that's a good point! =) Maybe LO >= 3.5 could offer a migration (copy, symlink...) on first start when it finds a profile in ~/.libreoffice and none in ~/.config/libreoffice?
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-21 23:35:13 UTC
> Maybe LO >= 3.5 could offer a migration
May be. But it makes not much sense because most users already done migration manually.
Comment 4 Heinz Repp 2012-08-25 11:13:18 UTC
Same here: after upgrading from 3.4.6 to 3.5.5 and then 3.5.6 (so late because of bug # 47520 that broke my workflow and has been fixed then) with the vanilla debian i386 packages from the download page I realized that all my templates were gone and then after some googling that this move of configuration directory had taken place. For me it was easy to do a "rm -r .config/libreoffice && mv .libreoffice .config/libreoffice", but this will not be the case for Joe average user. I consider it a severe bug that no migration is provided by default, and I believe there are still users upgrading late. There definitely should be a (silent) migration doing just this "mv .libreoffice .config/libreoffice" provided that 1. there exists a ~/.libreoffice directory and 2. there is no .config/libreoffice directory. Thats a 1 minute fix to every Linux installer.
Comment 5 Urmas 2012-08-25 15:24:40 UTC
OpenOffice were never migrating settings.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2016-01-17 20:03:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 14:07:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-08-15 12:25:46 UTC
As this bug report is about a very old version and does not concern current ones, I close it as WonfFix. Please feel free to reopen if I am wrong.

Best regards. JBF