Bug 64528 - Database Creation Wizard - Mac Addressbook creation failure
Summary: Database Creation Wizard - Mac Addressbook creation failure
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Base (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) macOS (All)
: high blocker
Assignee: Lionel Elie Mamane
Whiteboard: target:4.1.0
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Database-Wizard
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Reported: 2013-05-13 10:15 UTC by Alex Thurgood
Modified: 2017-10-23 20:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Alex Thurgood 2013-05-13 10:15:52 UTC
Using master build :

Build ID: efc4761686b9c566d9a45fb9ab3984d7704603b

on OSX

The database wizard allows the user to connect to a Mac address book, however this fails to load once the ODB file has been saved, with the following error message :

A connection for the following URL was requested "sdbc:address:macab".

Regression over previous behaviour.

Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2013-05-13 10:17:40 UTC
@Roman : any chance of confirming ?

Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2013-05-13 10:24:31 UTC
It works fine in :

Version (Build ID: 0eaa50a932c8f2199a615e1eb30f7ac74279539)

Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2013-05-13 10:38:26 UTC
Putting the db people on copy, even if they don't have Macs to test on. This bug is OSX specific.

Comment 4 Lionel Elie Mamane 2013-05-13 10:49:50 UTC
There isn't more information in the error message? (click "more" button and then click each "level" on the left hand-side)

For example "could not find a driver for this URL" or something.

Does a connection setup with an older version still work, or same error message?

Maybe the MacAB driver is just deactivated / not built / ... in master?

I don't see a Mac build log on http://tinderbox.libreoffice.org/MASTER/status.html right now to take a look.
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2013-05-13 11:41:34 UTC
"The connection to the data source "MacAb40_test" could not be established."

This is the error message I get when I try to open an ODB file in LO master that I originally created with LO 4.0.3

More info :
SQL Status: HY000

The connection to the external data source could not be established. No SDBC driver was found for the given URL.

A connection for the following URL was requested "sdbc:address:macab".

Comment 6 Lionel Elie Mamane 2013-05-13 12:36:05 UTC
Let me know if http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=2c46fa1299bc00bff5528895bcdffdf0e681572d does fix it completely or not.
Comment 7 Commit Notification 2013-05-13 12:39:01 UTC
Lionel Elie Mamane committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


fdo#64528 macab URL is sdbc:address:macab, not sdbc:address:macab:*

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 8 Alex Thurgood 2013-05-23 15:44:48 UTC
Hi Lionel,

Yep, your commit makes this work again, thanks.