Issue 75760

Summary: Registry key soffice.exe not updated when upgrading OOo
Product: Installation Reporter: cbrunet <charles.fmj>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: ingo.schmidt-rosbiegal, issues
Version: OOo 2.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

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.