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Monday, July 30, 2007

OpenOffice opens nfs files only in read-only mode on Linux

If you ever encounter the problem to open an OpenOffice document from a NFS file server and this document will be opened only in read-only mode try this fix:
  1. Locate the file /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice
  2. Comment out all lines containing the following code:
    export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING

Note: I have experienced this problem under Ubuntu Linux (Feisty).


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