Bug 43459 - Opening document fails when on samba mount with mixed OS windows/linux
Summary: Opening document fails when on samba mount with mixed OS windows/linux
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.4 release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 48171 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Network
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Reported: 2011-12-02 01:29 UTC by luis.public.mail
Modified: 2022-06-18 14:33 UTC (History)
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Description luis.public.mail 2011-12-02 01:29:26 UTC

i have a  samba share (NTFS) on a SAS which is exported by a server running ubuntu (10.04 lucid)(samba: Version 3.4.7) to the users on a mixed windows/linux environment.
When i open a "not shared" spreadsheet  first from a PC under linux (opensuse 11.3) and after from a windows PC (XP,Vista) everything works correctly. I have a warning saying that the document is used and that only a copy can be opened or with read-only mode. The same happens when both computers are running the same OS.

But when i open first on windows and after on linux, i have an error when opening the document on linux: "General input/output error while accessing /path/to/file".

Exactly the same behaviour happens if the spreadsheet is "shared".

It seems not to be related to a recent update because i have tried with 3.4.4 but also with older versions (3.4.2,3.2).

The smb.conf:

        path = /path/2/dir
        valid users =  user1, user2
        read only = No
        create mask = 0777

fstab on linux:

//path/2/stations /mnt/linuxdir      cifs    user,noauto,iocharset=utf8,noserverino
Comment 1 elicoten 2013-02-20 10:05:40 UTC
Same problem on LibreOffice, Ubuntu 12.10.

If a Windows user has a spreadsheet open, and then Libreoffice on Ubuntu tries to open the same file, a "General Input/Output error whilst accessing <filename>" occurs.

The file is saved on a Windows (Samba) share.
Comment 2 dg1727 2014-02-09 08:57:01 UTC
*** Bug 48171 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:43:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:37:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 13:59:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-12-03 04:23:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Gowit 2022-04-27 08:25:26 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 8 Julien Nabet 2022-06-18 14:33:37 UTC
On pc Debian x86-64 with LO Debian package, I don't reproduce this.

Here's what I did:
- created a Samba share on Linux machine
- created and saved an ods file with LO from Windows machine on the Samba share and let it opened
- opened the file from Linux machine
I tried with copy the file and read-only, both worked.

Could someone else give it a try? I may have missed something?