Issue 22698 - A moved directory causes Open Office to not be able to change directories
Summary: A moved directory causes Open Office to not be able to change directories
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needhelp
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Reported: 2003-11-21 08:51 UTC by douglasxnichols
Modified: 2014-02-19 12:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description douglasxnichols 2003-11-21 08:51:12 UTC
Say that a directory is mount on a server via

mount //server/douglas /home/douglas/work etc

Now set default document directory to /home/douglas/work

All is fine!

Now umount the directory and delete it.

Start up OpenOffice 1.1

Open a document. You will get two error messages saying the directory does not
exist. But it will display a dialog box with the directory and nothing in it.
Click up, because up( the directory above) exists, nothing happens.

Now physically type the directory in the file name input, you can go there.

The up directory should work or the dialog box should not open in a non-existing

Comment 1 frank 2003-11-21 09:32:22 UTC
Hi Douglas,

spreadsheet is the wrong component. I've changed it to framework as it
seems to affect all applications.

Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2003-12-04 11:53:26 UTC
TM->BH: Please have a look. I changed this one from defect to
enhancement. The dialog box shows the path which is set to the default
directory (/tools/options/paths/...) no matter if this path has been
deleted physically before. Using the "UP" button is useless, because
the current directory doesn´t exist.
Comment 3 douglasxnichols 2004-02-21 08:53:38 UTC
I am not sure how this is a feature. If I were a normal user I might become
frustrated and cranky. Perhaps the best thing to do is just go somewhere that
does exist if the directory does not exist. On the other hand maybe most users
do not go around deleting directories, but I rather think that is not so unusual. 

Comment 4 flibby05 2004-02-21 16:29:52 UTC
Douglas, i can just agree with you, that this has to be classified not as a
minor glitch or 'hidden feature', but as a bug, because the behaviour doesn't
follow in any way what users can expect today from user-friendly programs.

As however TM wrote 'TM->BH: Please have a look.', and BH indeed still had no
chance to have a look at it, the reason for your issue still being considered as
Enhancement is most probably just the time factor.

Ladyies and gentlemen, this really is a bug, for sure :-)
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:13:47 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:03:13 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".