OpenOffice and SMB

Linda haniganwork at
Thu Apr 16 00:48:43 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 6:48 PM, Matt Harrison
> <matt.harrison82 at> wrote:
>> I have been searching to try to find an answer to why OpenOffice on 8.10
>> won't open files on a SMB Share.  The thing is, it used to do it, but I
>> can't determine  when it stopped working.  I have found old forum posts
>> talking about using CIFS to mount or to edit the soffice file but I cannot
>> find anything more than just mention of possible solutions, nothing really
>> documenting a fix for it.  Any help on this would be appreciated.
> That sounds odd - can you tell us more what happens when you try?
> If you try from the commandline does it give you any more information?
> Brian
Are the lock files that Open Office now creates causing your problem? 
When I installed the newest version of Open Office on a brand new vista 
computer around Christmas it couldn't open the open office files.  i 
think I had to change samba settings to allow access to dot files.  I 
usually make notes when I fix things like that but I can't find them. 
Hope this helps

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