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LO not creating lock files on SAMBA share

asked 2014-01-27 12:52:32 +0200

Country Bus gravatar image

updated 2016-03-09 16:31:55 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

When opening files with LibreOffice from a Windows PC on a SAMBA share, a lock file ".ods#" is created in the same folder as the file. On my new Mint 16 install, the lock file is in the local folder ~/.config/libreoffice which means other users cannot see my locks. Is there a way of making LO use the ".ods#"-style locking or is there some other solution?

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answered 2014-01-27 23:15:49 +0200

oweng gravatar image

updated 2016-02-12 01:33:14 +0200

Are you using the Gnome Virtual File System (GVFS)? If you are then the answer here, in particular the first listed bug, is probably the cause. A workaround is provided.

EDIT: Related bug tdf#56544 is now resolved for v5.0.6, v5.1.2, and v5.2.0.

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Yes I had used gvfs (via Nemo) to access the SAMBA share. After reading the link I used an fstab mount to access the share and the lock file was created and everything working fine. Bug 56544 seems to be my problem.

Country Bus gravatar imageCountry Bus ( 2014-01-28 11:19:38 +0200 )edit
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