Bug 1809771 - libreoffice sometimes hangs when trying to open files
Summary: libreoffice sometimes hangs when trying to open files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice
Version: 31
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-03-03 20:42 UTC by hw
Modified: 2020-11-24 15:34 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-11-24 15:34:58 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description hw 2020-03-03 20:42:01 UTC
Description of problem:
When trying to open a file, libreoffice sometimes hangs and must be killed before the user can do anything else with libreoffice.

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

the bug has existed for years now

How reproducible:
Open a file with libreoffice.  Libreoffice sometimes hangs when you do that.  You may need to open a lot of files over the course of a working day before it happens.

Once libreoffice has been killed, the same file can be opened just fine.

This is a big problem because the users remain unable to do their work because they can't kill libreoffice and they can't reboot their computers because they are working over xrdp sessions on a server.  Manual intervention by the administrator is required.

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:
libreoffice hangs, apperently in oosplash

Expected results:
libreoffice doesn't hang

Additional info:

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2020-03-04 08:55:20 UTC
its not something I've even encountered, some sort of reproducible scenario is needed to investigate

Comment 2 agents 2020-05-25 23:12:46 UTC
Description of problem:

A LO spreadsheet not infrequently locks up hard. The only way out is to force close LO and then recover the spreadsheet. Some information is always lost after recovering the spreadsheet.

Although the spreadsheet has many tabs, the information in each tab is not large, nor are the formulas in any way complex.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): but has been around for several years in the previous versions.

How reproducible:

Although it is not infrequent, there is no set way of reproducing it. It seems to happen when adding/deleting rows and the sheet is recalculated.

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:

Hard lockup needing a force quit of LO.

Expected results:

No lockup.

Additional info:

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2020-05-26 07:51:01 UTC
I don't think there any reason to think comment #1 and comment #2 refer to the same bug ? In either case a reproducible scenario is required to make progress

Comment 4 agents 2020-05-26 20:06:41 UTC
I agree, it is probably not the same bug but I could not find LibreOffice in the drop-down item for Fedora EPEL?

In any case, another user has stated that he also has encountered the same(?) bug in Calc and in Impress under two operating systems so one would think there are more users who have experienced it.

Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2020-05-26 20:15:59 UTC
LibreOffice is in Fedora or RHEL, not EPEL.

Comment 6 agents 2020-05-27 01:55:36 UTC
OK, added it to Fedora.

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2020-11-03 17:08:21 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 31 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 31 on 2020-11-24.
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Comment 8 Ben Cotton 2020-11-24 15:34:58 UTC
Fedora 31 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2020-11-24. Fedora 31 is
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