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Bug 56952 - Bogus error message opening a document from read-only location
Summary: Bogus error message opening a document from read-only location
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 61504 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Error-Messages Read-Only
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Reported: 2012-11-10 13:28 UTC by Urmas
Modified: 2020-01-16 15:58 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Urmas 2012-11-10 13:28:24 UTC
When opening a document from R/O location, the message "this file was locked by the user <unknown>" appears. The document should be opened read-only without any prompts.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2012-12-22 10:40:38 UTC
I do not reproduce with Version (Build ID: d3b7a2bfe2a95153134f340c5a13a467de95a0d) under Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64. The files are opened in read-only mode without any message, as expected.

@reporter: please, could you try again with a recent build?
What is your OS?

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Urmas 2012-12-22 12:48:29 UTC
Same behaviour under Windows with recent master.
Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2012-12-22 13:16:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Same behaviour under Windows with recent master.

And with LO 4.0 beta2 ?

If the problem is for the master only then version should be changed for "LO"

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Urmas 2012-12-23 09:22:29 UTC
There was no hint of any 4.x version when this bug was reported, so it is present in each version since then. Please stop this sophistics.
Comment 5 Michel Rudelle 2012-12-31 15:25:21 UTC
I do not reproduce with Version
(Build ID: 4104d660979c57e1160b5135634f732918460a0)
under Windows Vista
Tested on odt and ods files, opened in read-only mode without any message, as expected.
Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-01-01 15:50:00 UTC
Hi Urmas,
Did you checked if there is a remaining lock-file for your document? This kind of hidden file has a name like .~lock.filename.odt# where filename.odt is the locked file. It prevents the user to open the same file twice. It is removed on closing the file, but maybe not if LO crashed.

I asked on fr QA list to try to reproduce the problem with LO 4.0.0.beta2 under MS-Windows. I got 3 answers (XP, Vista and W7) and no one succeeded to reproduce the behavior you described.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 7 Urmas 2013-01-14 11:28:57 UTC
As expected, confirmed with master under Vista. With both ODF and DOC files. There are no any lockfiles, and there cannot be any, because of READ-ONLY location. There are clear instructions how to reproduce it, so that 'cannot reproduce' trolling should stop.
Comment 8 Urmas 2013-02-26 11:42:09 UTC
*** Bug 61504 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Winfried Donkers 2013-02-26 12:02:08 UTC
Some additional information:
-the read-only location is read-only for the user or the group to which user belongs) trying to open the document, the location can be without limitations for other users/groups;
-this behaviour dates from before v4, I cannot go further back than v3.5 without having to install and it occurs in v3.5 as well.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:42:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Alexey 2016-02-26 07:45:23 UTC
Bug exist on Windows 2012 R2 x64
on LO Version and
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:12:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Terrence Enger 2020-01-16 15:58:02 UTC
I see this same message when I try to open a read-only file.  I
suspect that "R/O location" in the bug description means the contaning
directory, but I am guessing that my situation is close enough to fit
into the same bug report.  Correction welcome.

My LibreOffice is a dbgutil build:

    Build ID: ce685f64f38551e7984155783c9c7660d986abf6
    CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.19; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
    Locale: en-CA (en_CA.utf8); UI-Language: en-US
    Calc: threaded

built and running on debian-buster.

I am setting O/S All, and I am flagging the previous request for
restest, 2017-03-06, obsolete.