Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Registry key soffice.exe not updated when upgrading OOo|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
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Description cbrunet 2007-03-26 20:07:07 UTC
On many Windows 2000 computers, I realized that after updating from OOo 2.0.3 to OOo 2.1, I wasn't able anymore to associate a file with OOo using 'Open with...'. OpenOffice.org 2.1 was in the program list, but with no icon, and when selecting it, it wasn't launching. I investigated, and I realized the problem was the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\soffice.exe subkeys that were still pointing to OpenOffice.org 2.0 instead of OOo 2.1. This key wasn't present on all computers, and wasn't the same on each computers, so I suppose that it wasn't created by the OOo installer, but by Windows. I think the installer should check if that key exists, and update or delete it if it is the case.
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2007-03-27 09:15:08 UTC
See issue 45477. The registry keys are left by the uninstall of 2.0.3. @ dv/is: Is there a chance to add some custome action to install/upgrade procedure to remove any old registry key? I don't see a chance to make it with a manageable efford for each released OOo 2.x version.