Bug 70748 - CONFIGURATION: Update LibreOffice to open MSO File Types
Summary: CONFIGURATION: Update LibreOffice to open MSO File Types
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-22 06:14 UTC by mieltxo
Modified: 2015-10-14 19:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description mieltxo 2013-10-22 06:14:56 UTC
Problem description: 


Until now I have Office and LibreOffice installed in some systems and each application opened its default extensions.

Now, I have uninstalled Microsoft Office and I dont know how to predetermine LibreOffice to open Office extensions.

I need to do through msiexec command to do in unattended way.

I execute the following without success: msiexec /qn LibreOffice_4.0.5_Win_x86.msi REGISTER_ALL_MSO_TYPES=1

The problem is that the msiexec unattended command appears to not working when the product is installed.

However, it works correctly when is not installed. 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
2. Install LibreOffice_4.0.5_Win_x86.msi without Office file extension association. 
3. Uninstall Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
4. Try to associate installed LibreOffice to open Microsoft Office extensions. To that, run msiexec command like this:

msiexec.exe /qn /i LibreOffice_4.0.5_Win_x86.msi REGISTER_ALL_MSO_TYPES=1

Current behavior:
No noticeable change in the configuration

Expected behavior:
Installed LibreOffice modify its configuration to open Microsoft Office files. 
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2013-11-20 21:34:42 UTC
Please see https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60714#c2 and bug 44462.
I am not sure if command line should work when LO is installed, so leaving status of this bug as it is.
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-20 07:37:58 UTC
(In reply to mieltxo from comment #0)
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Install Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
> 2. Install LibreOffice_4.0.5_Win_x86.msi without Office file extension
> association. 

Hi mieltxo,
LO 4.0 is EOL at this point. Can you still reproduce the problem with a modern 4.3 or 4.4 build?

Status -> NEEDINFO

(after you reply, please change status to UNCONFIRMED. thanks!)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:56:03 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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This NEEDINFO message was generated on: 2015-09-03
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:48:13 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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