[ooo-build] More issues – cannot open DOC and XLS files at all, ODT have issues too

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Wed Feb 17 06:28:04 PST 2010

On Wednesday 17 February 2010, espinosa_cz wrote:
> I have updated to 3.2 a few days ago, this is my third version from
> go-oo repo. But so far the most problematic :(.  It is so bad that I am
> suspicious that there must be wrong on my side. So after two days of
> testing I found this issues:
> 1) I cannot open any MS Office file. I cannot open any MS Office file,
> tested on several DOCs and XLS files. Dialog “General Error General
> input/output error” appears and that is it. No crash. There are some bug
> reports already in Ubuntu launchpad, but they complain about only some
> DOCs not working. For me its all I have tried.
> 2) Opening any ODT file cause “General error” dialog, but when you click
> on the OK button (the only option) it proceed successfully. Tested with
> OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome, kde, kde4, default and SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gen,
> kde, gtk. Opening of ODS files is OK!
> 4) Similar behaviour with Save as.., saving document under a different
> name or first assignment of filename to open.

I have just uploaded a newer build that fixes the three above bugs. It might 
take 1-2 days until they are available on mirrors. Unfortunately, they have 
the same version, so it is not so clear when the fixed packages are there.

> 5) Strange behaviour when running with  OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=kde, no KDE
> VCL but at least it try to use kdefilepicker, which does nothing, just
> creating hanging zombie processess in the task list.

Strange, it seems to work here. Could you please report this into the Novell 
bugzilla against the product OpenOffice.org. If would be great if you could 
paste there the list of installed ooo packages. You might get it by the 

   rpm -qa | grep -e ooo -e openoffice

Also, the strace log might be interesting, see 

> 6) No traces of KDE4 support. Or at least I am not able to enable it.
> The OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=kde4 and/or SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=kde or kde4 seems to
> does nothing (visibly gtk VCL).

Yes, it is not yet supported by the Go-oo build as discussed in the tread 

> 7) Dictionaries missing, no spell checking control. I did not installed
> ooolinguistic (nor ooofonts) so this may help as it already did in the
> past.

Explained by Rene in the other reply.

> P.S.
> On the positive side, OOo seems to be really lively with starting so
> there are some improvements too.  But I did not really complain much
> even before.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you will be more happy with 
the new build (once it appears on the mirrors).

Best Regards,

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