Bug 1117128 - Missing pictures in impress (still)
Summary: Missing pictures in impress (still)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-08 06:08 UTC by Matt Hirsch
Modified: 2014-07-26 16:01 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libreoffice-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-07-24 07:53:31 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
FreeDesktop.org 46447 None None None Never
FreeDesktop.org 81630 None None None Never

Description Matt Hirsch 2014-07-08 06:08:21 UTC
Description of problem:

As requested in bug 1084822, I'm opening a new bug, as I continue to experience the problem described there, and described in longstanding bug report https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46447

Upon saving a presentation in LibreOffice Impress and reopening it, some images disappear from the presentation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Frequently, especially with a large presentation.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a presentation
2. Make a change, such as inserting an image into an existing slide, or pasting a new slide in from a different presentation.
3. Save the presentation, and close Impress
4. Open the presentation again

Actual results:
Sometimes, some images in "untouched" slides will be replaced with red text saying something like "Picture 3".

Expected results:
All images are present.

Additional info:
This seems to be a very longstanding bug. I have personally encountered this for quite awhile, and it also seems to be open in the libreoffice bug tracker for over two years.


Comment 1 Matt Hirsch 2014-07-10 07:45:33 UTC
After some additional experimentation (and as noted in the freedesktop bug) this seems related to autosave. After disabling autosave in libreoffice, I have not had this problem.

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2014-07-14 12:22:11 UTC
More of a catch-all "pictures go missing" bug because there has been a series of them rather than a single persistent one. I had rather hoped that the last round of fixes was the last.

Anyway, is your one reproducible ? odp file format I presume ? Was it the default auto-save timeout or a custom one ? Does it happen just with one presentation or across a set of presentations ?

Comment 3 Matt Hirsch 2014-07-17 17:57:57 UTC
Yes it was ODP. I was using the default auto-save timeout. It occurs with great regularity in that almost every time an auto-save occurs images will go missing, but is not repeatable in the sense that different images will disappear on different saves. I can try to create an example presentation this weekend.

Comment 4 David Tardon 2014-07-24 07:53:31 UTC
I pushed a patch that--I hope--fixes this.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-07-24 12:40:13 UTC
libreoffice- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-07-26 16:01:10 UTC
libreoffice- has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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