Issue 108542

Summary: OpenOffice can't open files on WebDAV share
Product: General Reporter: brunogirin <brunogirin>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: UNCONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues
Version: OOo 3.1.1Keywords: needhelp
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: Other   
OS: Linux, all   
URL: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/484855
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
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Description brunogirin 2010-01-21 12:14:08 UTC
I have a home server running Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) that shares a folder using
WebDAV. I can navigate the folder using Nautilus on a client laptop running 9.10
(Karmic) and open any file by double-clicking on them, except for OpenOffice
files, in which case I get an error message (see attached screenshot). I also
tried from the File -> Open menu item in OO.o with identical results: same error
message.

Steps to reproduce #1 - via Nautilus
- Create a shared directory on a server, share it through WebDAV
- Connect to the shared directory using a client machine and add that share to
the Nautilus bookmarks
- Open the shared drive through Nautilus
- Navigate to a directory
- Double-click on a non-OO.o file (e.g. a PDF or JPG file)
- The file opens normally
- Double click on an OO.o file (e.g. a .ods OpenOffice Calc or .odt OpenOffice
Writer file)

Steps to reproduce #2 - via File -> Open
- Create a shared directory on a server, share it through WebDAV
- Connect to the shared directory using a client machine and add that share to
the Nautilus bookmarks
- Start OpenOffice
- Select File -> Open
- Navigate to a directory
- Select an OO.o file to open (e.g. a .ods OpenOffice Calc or .odt OpenOffice
Writer file)

Expected behaviour
- The selected OO.o file opens in the relevant OO.o application

Actual behaviour
- An error dialogue with the message: General input/output error while accessing
/home/user/.gvfs/WebDAV on host/file.ods (see attached screenshot)

See more details in the original Ubuntu Launchpad bug report:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/484855
Comment 1 brunogirin 2010-01-21 12:15:43 UTC
Created attachment 67336 [details]
Error message screenshot
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2010-01-21 12:46:11 UTC
Framework issue.
Comment 3 brunogirin 2010-01-21 14:41:08 UTC
Clarification: the bug occurs both on the version of OO.o shipped with Ubuntu
and on the standard Linux version downloaded from the OO.o website.
Comment 4 nickholden 2010-09-29 09:40:34 UTC
Can I ask if there's any progress on this? It's the one issue which is
preventing others in my office from engaging with the idea of linux on the
desktop - I have to copy documents from the webdavs share onto my local drive in
order to edit them, and then copy them back. It looks poor, when everyone on
windows can open files from the share directly.