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Old 5th June 2010, 12:01 PM
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Openoffice calc "Error saving the document"

I seem to be getting a strange issue with OpenOffice calc, hopefully someone can give me advise where to start looking for a solution.

I open an ODS file and edit it and save, fine. But sometimes and for no readily apparent reason it refuses to save the document with the error message:
"Error saving the document <filename>: Write error. The file could not be written".

I have upgraded my version of OpenOffice but the issue remains. Once it starts with that error the only way to save the file is to actually abandon my change and restart OOffice. Today I lost an hours stuff as the auto save was also failing but not giving me any warning it was failing.

I'm not sure if this is an OpenOffice, file system, Fedora or permissions issue though I've not noticed anything similar with other applications. Have set permissions to 777 but still get the error.

Nothing in /var/log that indicates a problem. Does OO keep any log files somewhere?
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Old 5th June 2010, 01:08 PM
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Re: Openoffice calc "Error saving the document"

Get the PID for the program:

Quote:
ps aux | grep [name-of-program] | grep -v grep
Start it with gdb:

Quote:
gdb $(which [name-of-program]) [PID]
- Type "cont" on the gdb prompt.

- Make the problem appear and then type "thread apply all bt"

To quit type "quit" on the gdb terminal.

Now read this:
http://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2005/08...ut-debug-info/

If you read it you know you have to go to koji to get the the source for your package.
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/

If you can't read what it tells you, please open a bug report and then post the thing here, maybe, just maybe someone can help you, also if you post that on the openOffice buzilla or equivalent they might want to help also.

Ref:
http://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2005/08...ut-debug-info/
http://live.gnome.org/GettingTraces/Details

Your logfiles may also have something to tell.

/var/log/messages
~/.xsession-errors
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Old 5th June 2010, 07:00 PM
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Re: Openoffice calc "Error saving the document"

Hi,

It might not be a bad idea to take a look at the filesystem. maybe run fsck on it. When you get the error, can you save the file to a different directory, partition or disk drive? Are you trying to save to a networked location (e.g., Windows or NFS share)? Any "too clever" stuff like selinux running?

WWell,
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Old 5th June 2010, 07:29 PM
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Re: Openoffice calc "Error saving the document"

SELinux off (I just don't get on with it!).
Using ctrl-s/file-save rather than save as.
Saving to my home area which is same disk (diff partition) as Fedora.

My gut feeling is an OpenOffice issue, will try the gdb thing tomorrow... thanks for replies.
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