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Opening Base .ODB displays "does not exists" message on Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

asked 2020-08-20 12:01:32 +0200

Erriez gravatar image

updated 2021-05-29 16:45:26 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Opening a moved .ODB to another mounted disk results in the message: "path/database.odb does not exists" on Ubuntu 18.04.

Version: LibreOffice
Build ID: libreoffice-

Reproducible test case:

  1. Create .ODB file in /home/$USER/Documents/database.odb
  2. Opening works via Base or double clicking dabase.odb in Nautilus file browser.
  3. Move the file to /disk1/database.odb which is mounted via /etc/fstab
  4. Open /disk1/database.odb results in message: "/disk1/database.odb does not exists"

Read/write permission is correct on /disk1:

$ ls -la /
drwxr-xr-x 24 user user 4096 aug 20 11:41 disk1/

I also noticed that it is not possible to save the database to /disk1 which is not visible in the File | Save as... dialog box.

Any ideas?

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answered 2020-08-21 13:23:13 +0200

Erriez gravatar image

I found the answer myself. An old version of LibreOffice was installed on Ubuntu 18.04 and I was able to update it to the latest version (6.4.6 currently) via the Ubuntu update manager.

My solution:

Now the .ODB can be opened and saved from different locations.

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