OOo and smb

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Sat Dec 30 06:37:58 UTC 2006

Michael W. Holdeman wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> Mike
am afraid I wont be in office until 2 jan 2007... well actually feel 
good about that :-)
but one thing I can tell you - I have never managed to get linux box and 
  Win2003 server shares to work in fstab. I had to write a short script 
that runs on login for the users that mounts the share in question using 
something like (this is what I have to get to office to verify...):
mount -t cifs //ipnumber of server/shareonserver /mnt/whatever -o 

A bit crude but then it works r/w
If you search around on you should find this info, I 
and others have had threads around it.


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