Created attachment 40358 [details]
Error message when trying to reinstall package
I installed yesterday evening the mysql-connector extension available on the OOo extensions site into my beta2 copy of LibreOffice,via the gui tool (Extensions Manager).
The extension was installed for all users. The extension was functional (i.e. I used it to set up an ODB file and work with a connection to a mysql instance).
Today, I downloaded beta3 for Mac OSX, installed it, fired it up, went to open my ODB file and was given an error message that the connector was not installed.
Opened up the Extensions Manager gui. To my surprise, the mysql connector did not appear in the list of extensions.
Tried to reinstall the extension. Enclosed is the error message in PNG format.
I also tried to reinstall using unopkg, from the command line, both with and without sudo. The error message was the following :
ERROR: Error binding package: vnd.sun.star.expand:$UNO_SHARED_PACKAGES_CACHE/uno_packages/3IhLOI_/mysql-connector-ooo-1.0.0-macosx-intel.oxt
Cause: an error occured during file opening
Now, the gui Extensions Manager refuses to open for me, even when I am in the LibreOffice application GUI. Looks like the extensions cache is screwed. I haven't tested to see whether other manually installed extensions are affected in the same way, but this could be quite a serious problem.
Did some more checking. Removed the LibreOffice directory in my Mac User/Library/Application Support directory.
It turns out that most of the bundled extensions were not displayed as being installed either, because when I did the above and restarted LibO, the whole LibreOffice user directory structure was created anew and lo and behold, all of the bundled extensions appeared.
I was also able thereafter to reinstall the mysql connector.
So there is definitely a problem with take up of preceding configurations, at least insofar as extensions are concerned. One good way to displease users is to screw up their existing configurations.
Alex, sorry, there was some fallout due to incomplete renaming of libreoffice (e.g. for the plist) - any chance you could try a clean install of beta3, possibly with an existing OOo installation? That should definitely work.
As for this specific bug, it's a WONTFIX - the damage was done in beta1/beta2, beta3 should be correct in its behaviour.
No worries Thorsten, but I sorted it out myself, and beta 3 seems to have everything OK, so we'll leave it at that.
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