Bug 74447 - Other: Writer crashes when opening a file from the command line
Summary: Other: Writer crashes when opening a file from the command line
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 81772 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-02-03 15:39 UTC by saverio.pub2
Modified: 2015-05-06 14:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description saverio.pub2 2014-02-03 15:39:15 UTC
Problem description: 

When I open a Writer document from the command line (ie. "open -a Libreoffice <myfile.odt>"), Writer crashes immediately after loaded, without any notice

If Libreoffice is loaded already in memory, the crash does not happen, and Writer opens regularly.

I can reproduce it any time, with any Writer document.
The problem doesn't happen for Spreadsheet documents.

My O/S is Mountain Lion. The problem happens also with Libreoffice 4.1.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-02 14:29:52 UTC
Doesn't crash on, but loads Startcenter first time instead. If I close down LO completely, then re-issue command, my odt document loads fine
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-02 14:30:19 UTC
btw, i tested on osx 10.9.3
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-02 14:31:34 UTC
you also have an old version of LO, try upgrading to a newer one and report back if problem still there
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2014-08-01 10:23:05 UTC
*** Bug 81772 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:47:32 UTC
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Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:21:53 UTC
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