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Old 06-25-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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Kubuntu creates empty folders in my home dir

After some time with suse, I decided to try Kubuntu 8.04. After a week of installation, I noticed that some folders were added to my home dir that I did not create such as: addons, lang, manifests, runtime, uninstalled, user profiles. All these dirs are empty. Is that a normal thing for ubuntu distros? In suse, no such thing happens. Thanks.

Old 06-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
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Which is your home directory?

Whichever it'd be, i've none of those directories...
Where did you get Kubuntu from?
What did you do to spend a entire week for installing it? (it's almost automatic for me)
Old 06-26-2008, 12:10 PM   #3
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Those appear to be java folders. Did you install java or a java dependent app?
Old 06-26-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for responding.

the folders are in my home dir: /home/user.

About the installation, I meant that after the installation was done, a week has passed by, meaning I have been using kubuntu for a week.

I went to the ubuntu website and used the option to download the torrent rather than from the site since torrents are faster.

The only thing I installed myself was wine,flash,xine, mlayer, and compiz-fusion. I upgraded the system 2 times from the package manager for security and upgrades.

I am sure java was installed automatically when I installed the system.


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