Bug 37531 - Libreoffice will not run in "batch mode" when there is another instance open (patch)

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Mon Mar 19 06:36:27 PDT 2012

On 03/19/2012 01:38 PM, Jason Tang wrote:
> Regarding Bug 37531
> (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37531), here is a patch
> that will append the current PID to the IPC pipe and allow multiple
> instances of LO to run.  In particular, this facilitates batch file
> conversions from the CLI while a GUI instance is running.
> Based on what I've seen of the code, it would appear that multiple
> instances should work without this trickery - however, that does not
> seem to be the case at present.
> Feedback appreciated.

No, this will not work.  Many places in the LO code base assume that 
there is only one soffice.bin process ever concurrently modifying a LO 
user configuration (the directory tree at ~/.config/libreoffice/3/user 
on Linux, etc.). -- That is the main reason why there is code to detect 
an already running instance and load any work off to it in the first place.


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