Libreoffice V6 locked files

Asked by ealthuis on 2018-02-01

Just installed version 6 on a computer I use as a file server using NFS. Now a spreadsheet in common use cannot be edited on another computer by the same user (the owner)

The controling script has been edited to NOT lock files. but it still does.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy libreoffice

Thanks

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#2

sb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy libreoffice
No command 'sb_release' found, did you mean:
 Command 'lsb_release' from package 'lsb-release' (main)
sb_release: command not found
Linux ealaptop 4.4.0-112-generic #135-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 19 11:48:36 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
libreoffice:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1
  Version table:
     1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-5-4/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.2-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Package

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

How did you install the application please?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#4

Libreoffice that is

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#5

Downloaded, then extracted to "Extracts, there CD to Libreoffice.. and then to Debs and installed with "sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#6

What is the output:

dpkg -l grep -i office

Thanks

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#7

 dpkg -l grep -i office
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii grep 2.25-1~16.04 amd64 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
dpkg-query: no packages found matching -i
dpkg-query: no packages found matching office
ea@ealaptop:~$

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#8

Sorry. I missed the pipe character

dpkg -l | grep -i office

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#9

dpkg -l | grep -i office
ii libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 GStreamer backend for LibreOffice
ii libreoffice-base-core 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- shared library
ii libreoffice-calc 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- spreadsheet
ii libreoffice-common 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 all office productivity suite -- arch-independent files
ii libreoffice-core 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- arch-dependent files
ii libreoffice-draw 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- drawing
ii libreoffice-gnome 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- GNOME integration
ii libreoffice-gtk3 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- GTK+ 3 integration
ii libreoffice-help-en-us 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 all office productivity suite -- English_american help
ii libreoffice-impress 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- presentation
ii libreoffice-math 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- equation editor
ii libreoffice-ogltrans 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 LibreOffice Impress extension for slide transitions using OpenGL
ii libreoffice-pdfimport 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 all transitional package for PDF Import component for LibreOffice
ii libreoffice-style-breeze 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 all office productivity suite -- Breeze symbol style
ii libreoffice-style-galaxy 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 all office productivity suite -- Galaxy (Default) symbol style
ii libreoffice-style-tango 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 all office productivity suite -- Tango symbol style
ii libreoffice-writer 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 office productivity suite -- word processor
ii mythes-en-us 1:5.2.5-1 all English (USA) Thesaurus for LibreOffice
ii openoffice.org-hyphenation 0.10 all Hyphenation patterns for OpenOffice.org - dummy transitional package
ii uno-libs3 5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 LibreOffice UNO runtime environment -- public shared libraries
ii ure 5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 amd64 LibreOffice UNO runtime environment
ea@azura:~$

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#10

What is the output of:

apt-cache policy libreoffice-core

Thanks

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#11

apt-cache policy libreoffice-core
libreoffice-core:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1
  Version table:
     1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-5-4/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.2-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
ea@seanix:~$

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
#12

The output that you provided is contradictory.

Response #9 shows libreoffice-core 1:5.4.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
Response #11 shows libreoffice-core not installed, but 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 (from a PPA) als installation candidate
You talk about version 6

This does not fit together.
It seems that you are mixing output from three different systems - seanix, azura and ealaptop.

Which one does have the problem?

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#13

Thanks Manfred,

In fact the problem exists on all three, however azura is still 5.4.4, the others plus the server (Discovery) have 6.0
Discovery is a regular desk top, with Network File System installed, it thus works as the server. The other three have NFS common installed and can access Discovery directly, the files as they are on Discovery show in /media on the other computers and are used from there.

The problem is universal, a fix existed by commenting out two lines in /usr/bin/soffice, but that does not help any more.

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#14

After extensive research I have found that the problem above is definitely in only LibreOffice 6, and not 5.4.4.

I will redo the above questions on this computer:

 lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy libreoffice
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial
Linux seanix 4.4.0-112-generic #135-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 19 11:48:36 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
libreoffice:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1
  Version table:
     1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-5-4/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.2-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubunt

dpkg -l | grep -i office
ii hyphen-en-us 2.8.8-2ubuntu1 all US English hyphenation patterns for LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org
ii libobasis6.0-base 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Base module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-calc 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Calc module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-core 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Core module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-draw 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Draw module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-en-us 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Language module for LibreOffice 6.0, language en_US .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-extension-beanshell-script-provider 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Script provider for BeanShell extension for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-extension-javascript-script-provider 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Script provider for JavaScript extension for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-extension-mediawiki-publisher 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 MediaWiki publisher extension for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-extension-nlpsolver 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 NLPSolver extension for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-extension-pdf-import 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 PDF import extension for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-extension-report-builder 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Report Builder extension for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-firebird 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Firebird module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-gnome-integration 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Gnome integration module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-graphicfilter 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Graphic filter module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-images 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Images module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-impress 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Impress module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-kde-integration 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 KDE integration module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-librelogo 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 LibreLogo toolbar for LibreOffice 6.0 Writer .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-math 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Math module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-ogltrans 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 OpenGL slide transitions module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-onlineupdate 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Online update module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-ooofonts 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 3rd party free fonts for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-ooolinguistic 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Linguistic module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-postgresql-sdbc 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 PostgreSQL Connector driver for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-python-script-provider 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Script provider for Python for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-pyuno 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Pyuno module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-writer 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Writer module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libobasis6.0-xsltfilter 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 XSLT filter samples module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice-common 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 all office productivity suite -- arch-independent files
ii libreoffice-style-breeze 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 all office productivity suite -- Breeze symbol style
ii libreoffice-style-galaxy 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 all office productivity suite -- Galaxy (Default) symbol style
ii libreoffice-style-tango 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 all office productivity suite -- Tango symbol style
ii libreoffice6.0 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Brand module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-base 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Base brand module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-calc 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Calc brand module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-debian-menus 6.0.0-3 all LibreOffice 6.0 desktop integration
ii libreoffice6.0-dict-en 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 En dictionary for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-dict-es 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Es dictionary for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-dict-fr 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Fr dictionary for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-draw 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Draw brand module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-en-us 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Brand language module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-impress 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Impress brand module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-math 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Math brand module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-ure 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 UNO Runtime Environment .0.3
ii libreoffice6.0-writer 6.0.0.3-3 amd64 Writer brand module for LibreOffice 6.0 .0.3
ii mythes-en-us 1:5.1.0-1ubuntu2.2 all English (USA) Thesaurus for LibreOffice
ii openoffice.org-hyphenation 0.9 all Hyphenation patterns for OpenOffice.org
ii uno-libs3 5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 amd64 LibreOffice UNO runtime environment -- public shared libraries
ii ure 5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 amd64 LibreOffice UNO runtime environment
ea@seanix:~$

 apt-cache policy libreoffice-core
libreoffice-core:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1
  Version table:
     1:5.4.4~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo1 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-5-4/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
     1:5.1.2-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
ea@seanix:~$

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
#15

What is the output of

apt-cache policy libreoffice6.0

in the computer with LibreOffice version 6?

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#16

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ea@seanix:~$ apt-cache policy libreoffice6.0
libreoffice6.0:
  Installed: 6.0.0.3-3
  Candidate: 6.0.0.3-3
  Version table:
 *** 6.0.0.3-3 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
ea@seanix:~$

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
#17

Where did you download LibreOffice 6?
This is no Ubuntu package ans we cannot help.
Please contact the support of the source where you got that version.

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :
#18

The Document Foundation has LO 6 availble, that is where I downloaded it from.
I also have a question in with the LO community, but no answer so I finally entered the problem as a bug and so far no resolution. It is not a major problem but more a nuisance as I can make any updates to the spreadsheets on the server itself. So once again thank you for your help

EA