Issue 94777 - General input/output error writing ODF file to network share
Summary: General input/output error writing ODF file to network share
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.1
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needhelp, needmoreinfo, oooqa
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Reported: 2008-10-08 16:28 UTC by aaron_wilcox
Modified: 2014-02-21 10:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description aaron_wilcox 2008-10-08 16:28:49 UTC
When trying to write an ODF file to a SAMBA network share where the path is
specified as an URI (ie.: \\<server name>\<share name>\<file name>) OpenOffice
can neither create a new file nor save a file that was opened from this
location.  Exporting the file to the same location using a non-ODF format works,
as does saving to a Windows drive letter that has been mapped to the network
share.  Accessing a Windows network share using a URI works normally.
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2008-10-08 16:58:06 UTC
I cannot confirm it. I can read/write the files on the Samba share without
problems using WinXP dialog and using OOo dialog as well. It works both in
OOo2.4.1 and OOo3.0rc4.

Which OS do you use exactly?
Does the path contains any special characters?
Are you sure you have the rights on that folder?
Does this happen to all kind of documents or only for example spreadsheets?
Comment 2 aaron_wilcox 2008-10-08 22:53:35 UTC
1) I first identified the problem on a Win2K PC running OOo 2.4.1.  I confirmed
that a nearby WinXP PC running OOo 2.3.0 does the same thing.
2) The file path does not have any special characters (or even spaces).
3) I used cygwin to check my permissions on the share, I'm the owner of the
folder and I have read/write permission (ie.: ls -l gave "-rw-r--r-- 'Aaron
4) Both Writer and Calc were affected, but only if trying to write ODF
documents.  Calc could not write a spreadsheet to the share in ODS format, but
would happily export the same spreadsheet to XLS in the same location.
Comment 3 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:59:50 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
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