Trying to save a file to a write-only folder on an ext3 disk mounted on /media/<volume name>/ gives error message "Error saving the document <document name>: <path>/<document name> does not exist". After changing folder permissions to read+write file saves ok without any errors. The error message could be more useful.
This is LibreOffice as packaged with Ubuntu 11.04. It reports itself as:
tag libreoffice-188.8.131.52, Ubuntu package 1:3.3.3-1ubuntu2
At first I thought that you meant the problem was that you could not save the file properly, which did not make sense because an unwritable file cannot be written to, but now I understand that you mean that instead of saying "Error saving... .odt does not exist", it should say "writing to a protected file" or something along that line, right?
I think this could possibly be an EasyHack.
(In reply to comment #1)
Exactly - "Cannot write to read-only location" makes more sense than "Cannot write because file does not exist". To be clear, it was the whole directory that was read-only; there was not already an existing file of the same name.
Hmmmm. Difficult one. Might be that fopen() uses the mode WB+ (or RB+) instead of WB ?!
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reproduced in 3.6.2 on Fedora 64 bit
tried to save to /opt
Reproducible with LibreOffice 4.3.3 and 4.4.0 beta2 on Debian. I tried to save a file to a read only folder in ext4 filesystem and to a NTFS filesystem mounted read only.
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I noticed that on Windows we get a system message that is not the same as on Linux.
Windows: "You don't have permission to save in this location" etc.
Linux: "Error saving the document Untitled 1: /path/to/Untitled 1.odt does not exist."
The weird thing is, according to these the message should be different: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/257421
The error text seems to be here: https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/svtools/inc/errtxt.hrc#33
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