Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2013 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Hi :)
The Rpm distros put the User Profile in exactly the same place as does every other Gnu&Linux system 
except openSuSE and maybe SuSE.  

The difference they make is about halfway through there is a folder called "libreoffice" which they 
rename to "lo".  

Programs used to put their user-profiles and configuration files straight into the users home 
directory but over the years there was some agreement that it made things look a bit messy so most 
programs are moving their configs into a sub-folder called ".config" and that "." makes it a hidden 
folder.  If you have a version of LibreOffice earlier than 3.5.0 then it's User Profile might be in 
the old place but all currently supported versions are in 
/home/<user name>/.config/libreoffice/4/user  
errr, except 3.6.x which is in 
/home/<user name>/.config/libreoffice/3/user  

If you are new to Gnu&Linux it might be interesting to have a look in
/home/<user name>/.config

to see which programs/packages have already made it into there and then look in the old
/home/<user name>

to see which ones haven't made it yet.  Those that haven't moved already probably will move to 
rejoin the others in their next upgrade (or maybe the one after).  LibreOffice made the move 
earlier than a lot of them because LO upgrades so quickly.  

I'm not sure what you mean about "scattered around the system".  The only bits you need to worry 
about are in 

Log-files are kept with all the other logfiles but you shouldn't poke around with them and the 
programs are kept with the other programs but you shouldn't poke around with them either.  
Generally it is not a good idea to poke around with any system-files and all system-files form 
everything that is outside the 


You may have successfully followed advice to make some changes to your system-files to move around 
menu entries in your boot-menu or edited your network settings or graphics card or ssh but all 
those are "per machine" rather then "per user" and you will have had to use "sudo", "gksu", "su" or 
had to deal with a dialogue-box asking permission to act as "Super User" in order to deal with 
changes to system-files.  

One advantage is that if you need to back-up your system then you only need to back-up your /home 
and that doesn't grab tons of extra stuff that wont work on a different system.  You could copy 
your /home to a different machine and then install a different OS and still find all your stuff and 
configs neatly unharmed and all working to give you your programs the way you tweaked them.  It 
helps if your /home is on it's own partition because then there are tons of other neat tricks you 
can do.  

Anyway all this is waaaay off-topic.  It would be nice to have a separate thread about that sort of 
thing but it's not really anything to do with LibreOffice.  One nice forum that tries to cover all 
the different flavours of Gnu&Linux is
although each distro tends to have it's own in addition to using that one.
Regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>
Sent: Friday, 13 September 2013, 21:51
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Linux hyphenation

On 09/13/2013 04:36 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

In the top box of the "Writing Aids", I see Hunspell Spellchecker,
Libhyphen Hyphenator, Lightproof grammar checker, and New

I'm missing the "Libhyphen Hyphenator" and "Lightproof Grammar Checker".

I'll try renaming the profile. I've done this so many times in Windows
that it's second nature to me. I've been a little skittish about doing
in in Linux as I'm just not accustomed to the way Linux spreads things
around its file system.


Yes, Linux can be "something" after using Windows for years and years.

The .config folder is a hidden folder as well, so that messes people up
as well.

I know where it is located with Debian-based Linux, Like Ubuntu and
Mint, but not on the RPM based installs of LO.

I do not know why you do not have those two parts.
I recently did a clean install on a new drive.  So it all has been
mostly "default" installs.

I did not add anything to LO except the dictionary .oxt file.

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted
To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.