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Bug 50878 - Default directory for user backups is not created on install or first save - creating backup copy fails
Summary: Default directory for user backups is not created on install or first save - ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 65501
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2012-06-08 04:58 UTC by dafreez
Modified: 2013-06-21 17:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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error message screenshot (51.91 KB, image/png)
2012-06-08 05:03 UTC, dafreez
Details

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Description dafreez 2012-06-08 04:58:20 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. enable 'always create backup copy' under tools->options->load/save->general

2. save an existing document after editing 


Current behavior: error message (see screenshot) and document not saved.

Expected behavior: save document and backup copy

Platform (if different from the browser): Ubuntu 12.04, 64bit.
              
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0

I found the cause of this error:
The default directory for backups listed under tools->options->LibreOffice-> paths (/home/MYUSERNAME/.config/libreoffice/3/user/backup) did not exist. Manually creating the backup directory solved the problem. I would expect this direcotry to be created automatically either on install or on the first attempt to save a backup document.
Comment 1 dafreez 2012-06-08 05:03:59 UTC
Created attachment 62790 [details]
error message screenshot
Comment 2 bfoman (inactive) 2013-01-09 12:14:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> The default directory for backups listed under tools->options->LibreOffice->
> paths (/home/MYUSERNAME/.config/libreoffice/3/user/backup) did not exist.
> Manually creating the backup directory solved the problem. I would expect
> this direcotry to be created automatically either on install or on the first
> attempt to save a backup document.

Confirmed with:
LO 4.0.0.0.beta2
Build ID: own W7 debug build
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

Backup directory have to be created manually otherwise error is displayed as in attachment 62790 [details].

So lets rephrase the summary to be more meaningful and mark as NEW.
Comment 3 bfoman (inactive) 2013-06-21 17:55:24 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 65501 ***