The program could helpfully diagnose a reference to a non-existent firebird database file as soon as the user enters the URL.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run soffice with parameter --base
2. In step 1 of database wizard, click "Connect to existing database" and in the dropdown list select "Firebird File".
3. In step 2 of wizard, in datasource url, type a well-formed url for a non-existent file. My example was
4. Continue and save the new .odb.
From step 2 of database wizard, the program proceeds happily.
Upon displaying the main database window, the program presents message (a line split for readability):
The connection to the data source "thing" could not be established.
Error code: 1
*I/O error during "open O_CREAT" operation for file
*Error while trying to create file
*No such file or directory
It would be more helpful for the program to present the message in step two of the database wizard.
Reproducible: Didn't try
User Profile Reset: No
There is a slightly obscure workaround available. Menu options Edit > Database > Properties... allow correction (and immediate validation) of the URL.
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