OOo and smb

Michael W. Holdeman lists at
Fri Dec 29 18:18:16 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 27 December 2006 01:27, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Chris Miller wrote:
> > I wasn't aware it didn't work.  Are there any other more detailed
> > symptoms you can give me?  So far I have two mysterious black boxes in
> > my head with a beige Cat5e cable strung between them suspended in the
> > swirling mists of my mind's eye (on the familar, soft velvety black
> > backdrop).
> >
> > On 12/26/06, Michael W. Holdeman <lists at> wrote:
> >> I srill must solve this issue, How can I get OOo to open and save files
> >> on smb shares?
> >>
> >> I have installed openoffice-gnome nd gnome-vfs, but still no go?
> >>
> >> Mike
> The problem is with Win2003 boxes, Chris. I am the one who tipped about
> the gnome-vfs that I have had working before. Ooo only opens in
> read-only on Win2003 shares unless you trick it by using cifs instead of
> smb or load the gnome-vfs that does not have the problem.
> Mike - I am home on Xmas leave, when I get back in office I will do a
> proper check on the boxes I have working.
> Sinclair


Here is what I have done, I try with just OOo-2.0.4 running and it won't even 
open the docs, After installing openoffice-gnome, and gnome-vfs it will open 
read only.

I am now also considering that the department wants to mount everyone's home 
directopries on this w2003 server, then they could login from any desktop in 
the department and have the same home. Is this working? Can I just add the 
parent share to fstab and mount it then just link to the various users homes? 
I take it I would have to assign each user account on each desktop the same 
UID, and then set it up to authenticate somehow with kde to the appropriate 
home upon login.


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