Bug 79943 - FILEOPEN: Relative path hyperlink to local PDF file: security setting is too rigid
Summary: FILEOPEN: Relative path hyperlink to local PDF file: security setting is too ...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-12 16:20 UTC by partidgefoot
Modified: 2015-10-14 19:48 UTC (History)
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A zip'd file with a spreadsheet and the PDF I refer to. (10.82 KB, application/zip)
2014-06-12 16:20 UTC, partidgefoot

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Description partidgefoot 2014-06-12 16:20:52 UTC
Created attachment 100928 [details]
A zip'd file with a spreadsheet and the PDF I refer to.

Hyperlink in libreoffice calc to a local PDF file using a relative path fails with this response in the invoking terminal window:

gvfs-open: file:kitty.pdf: error opening location: Operation not supported

The hyperlink is


Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a PDF file with name kitty.pdf
2. Open libreoffice calc
3. Create a hyperlink as above to this file in the same directory
4. Click (or ctl-click as required)
5. Note response

Current behavior:
"error opening location: Operation not supported"

Expected behavior:
Opening a PDF for viewing.

Using a full path is not useful as I am sending this document and hyperlinked files to another person using a different computer system.

There should be if there is not a security setting permitting this behavior.
Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Jan 2015-02-10 13:10:20 UTC
Works for me on LO Build ID: 420m0(Build:2) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Step 4 will open the pdf in Firefox for me.
Comment 2 Jan 2015-02-10 13:23:58 UTC
gvfs-open is the default command of gnome/kde to open files. The error probably happened outside Libreoffice. Is your file on a network mount? Is there a pdf handler registered?

What happens if you run "gvfs-open kitten.pdf" in your terminal?
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:56:10 UTC
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Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:48:25 UTC
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