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Bug 76575 - CONFIGURATION: LibreOffice's Directory Stucture Changes Hamper The Effectiveness Of Addon Security Utilities
Summary: CONFIGURATION: LibreOffice's Directory Stucture Changes Hamper The Effectiven...
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
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4.2.1.1 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
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Reported: 2014-03-24 23:35 UTC by Liam
Modified: 2015-02-22 06:55 UTC (History)
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Description Liam 2014-03-24 23:35:41 UTC
LibreOffice's installation directory changes with updated versions of the product, for eg from "C:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 4.0" to "C:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 4" etc. This makes it very troublesome when configuring security programs like Microsoft's EMET (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458544) to protect applications like LibreOffice from common exploit techniques.

When manually adding applications via the UI to protect in EMET, the full directory of the application is added. If an application is updated at a later stage and the directory structure is changed (like LibreOffice does), it will no longer be protected. General computer users (such as those i support) loose the protection benefits of EMET for LibreOffice with each update of LibreOffice.

Unless there is some reason benefit i am overlooking or am not aware of to keep changing the directory structure, please standardize LibreOffice's directory structure between versions. This would make using programs like EMET (or even scripting) much easier. Is there any reason not to just use "C:\Program Files\LibreOffice"???
Operating System: All
Version: 4.2.1.1 release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2015-02-22 06:55:40 UTC
Sorry for the long delay but we're not changing the directory structure. I know this has been discussed a few times in ESC and there are reasons why we do it the way we do it. If you want more - please email the developer list and ask them.