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Bug 229739 - Failure of Seamonkey to Open *.doc file with Open Office
Summary: Failure of Seamonkey to Open *.doc file with Open Office
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozplugger
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
: 229740 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-23 01:24 UTC by John E. Koontz
Modified: 2008-05-06 19:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:16:32 UTC
Type: ---

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Description John E. Koontz 2007-02-23 01:24:18 UTC
Description of problem:

In FC5, using mozplugger 1.7.3 from seamonkey 1.0.7, viewing a *.doc file with
oowriter 2.0.2, the document fails to open and a message eventually appears 
suggesting that OpenOffice be installed.  This happens in seamonkey and 
seamonkey mail, both.  Both ooffice and oowriter work from the command line.
It appears that the problem arises from the definition of OO(), since 
substituting something else fixes the problem (mnostly).  

No problem in firefox, by the way.

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

seammonkey 1.0.7 (tarball)

[root@inca ~]# uname -a
Linux inca.bitl.nist.gov 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5smp #1 SMP Fri Dec 15 16:33:51 EST 
2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@inca ~]# rpm -qa | grep seamonkey
[root@inca ~]# /usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey -version
SeaMonkey 1.0.7, Copyright (c) 2003-2006 mozilla.org, build 2006121112
[root@inca ~]# rpm -q mozplugger
[root@inca ~]# cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux)

[root@inca ~]# rpm -qa | grep openoff

[root@inca ~]# rpm -q firefox

How reproducible:

Open a .doc file in seamonkey.

Steps to Reproduce:

Open seamonkey, go to http://www.google.com, search for nist .doc, open the 
first .doc file.  
Actual results:

Nothing for a long time, and then a suggestion to install Open Office.  

Expected results:

*.doc file opens in browser window.  

Additional info:

It appears that either of these steps corrects the problem:

In /etc/mozpluggerrc under case

application/x-msword:doc,dot:Microsoft Word Document
application/msword:doc,dot:Microsoft Word Document


       repeat noisy swallow(oowriter): oowriter "$file"

Or, change OO() from

define([OO],[swallow(OpenOffice) fill: openoffice -nologo $1 "$file"
        swallow(OpenOffice) fill: ooffice -nologo $1 "$file"
        swallow(OpenOffice) fill: soffice -nologo $1 "$file"])


define(OO,[repeat noisy swallow(oowriter) fill: oowriter "$file"
        repeat noisy swallow(openoffice) fill: openoffice "$file"
        repeat noisy swallow(ooffice) fill: ooffice "$file"
        repeat noisy swallow(soffice) fill: soffice "$file"])

I should add that this fix is not perfect.  I am not sure if it should be OO 
or [OO] in the macro, and, while this works some times, I also sometimes get a 
failure of the swallow.  In these cases I see the splash screen in the browser 
window, but oowriter brings up its own Window.  Also, sometimes I am asked to 
recover the .doc file.

Comment 1 Johan Kok 2008-01-13 11:37:07 UTC
*** Bug 229740 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:20:41 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks.

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:16:30 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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