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[SOLVED] libreoffice won't start missing access rights

Postby 200Cub on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:06 am

I need help with this problem please. I did a clean install of Mint 14, backed up and restored my /home from Mint 13 with the backup tool. Libreoffice won't start, reporting that there are missing access rights to
/home/scott/.cofig/libreoffice/3. I'm thinking it's something wrong because of the home backup. I've no idea what to do here and would appreciated any help.
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Re: libreoffice won't start missing access rights

Postby viking777 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:25 pm

It has been my experience over the years that restoring an old home folder onto a new distro hardly ever works without some problems. In your case you are trying to run libreoffice (which has probably been updated between Mint 13 and 14) with old configuration files. Sometimes you get away with it (if the changes are not too great between the two versions) and sometimes you don't.

Your answer is to reinstall libreoffice. It will replace the config files it doesn't like and then work normally again, but you may lose some personal settings you have made in the process.

For the future, there really is no answer because it varies with every installation. The only safe way is to copy over only your own personal documents not the hidden config files within your ~ folder. But having said that I know that in 99 cases out of 100 you can copy over your Firefox and Thunderbird config files pretty well without risk (and probably many others as well).

Like I said there really is no answer, some you win and some you lose.
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Re: libreoffice won't start missing access rights

Postby 200Cub on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:45 pm

Thanks for your reply. I thought it was probably caused by the backup. Does this mean it might affect other applications? Perhaps a warning in Mint's backup tutorial would be a good idea. I'll mark as solved.
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Re: libreoffice won't start missing access rights

Postby viking777 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:42 pm

200Cub wrote:Thanks for your reply. I thought it was probably caused by the backup. Does this mean it might affect other applications? Perhaps a warning in Mint's backup tutorial would be a good idea. I'll mark as solved.


Glad it is solved for you.

I doubt you will ever find such a warning added for the simple reason that people refuse to believe that the problem exists. You and I know different.
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Re: NEW [SOLVED] libreoffice won't start missing access righ

Postby clair on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:53 am

Using Mint 12 on dedicated desktop:
Have long wanted LO to work but it never would, so I bit the bullet and uninstalled it and purged OO stuff.

Reinstalled LO with these very good instructions. It still will not start: Here are the messages:
>>
Either another instance of LO is accessing your personal setting or your personal setting are locked. Sim7ultaneous access can lead to inconsistencies in your personal settings. Before continuing, you should make sure user "root' closed LO on host 'clair-mint'.

Do you really want to continue?
<<

This when trying to run LO was the first thing I did after the system was booted.

If I click yes to the above question, I get this:
>>
The application cannot be started. [/home/clair/.config/.libreoffice/3/user/extnesions/bundled/registry/com.sun.star.comp.deployment.configuration.PackageRegistryBackend/registered_packages.db] Berkeley Db error (0): Db::open: Permission denied.
<<

I have basic Linux knowledge and have been happy with Mint 12 but I really need a full-featured WP application and I love LO (I run it on my Windows machine.

I have no idea what to do about these messages.

Thanks for anyone can help.
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