SMB and LibreOffice Base [SOLVED]

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Tripple_Delta
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SMB and LibreOffice Base [SOLVED]

Postby Tripple_Delta » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:26 am

Hi all,

I'm running Linux Mint Cinnamon and try to connect to my Synology DS216play with SMB/Cifs.
I can mount a share and read/write to it. However, when using LibreOffice Base problems start.

When I mount with the GUI I and try to save a new LibreOffice database I get this error:
Connection to the data source could not be established.
The given URL contains no legal path to the local filesystem.

After days of Googling this looks like a permission problem.

When mount with CLI like this:
$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=MyName //server/share /path/to/mount

Everythings works like a charm.

I could mount with CLI but what is the difference between the two and is there a way to fix this the graphical way?

Thanks.
Last edited by Tripple_Delta on Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

rene
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Re: SMB and LibreOffice Base

Postby rene » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:22 pm

The difference makes sense given the wording of the error; a file located on a mounted filesystem is as far as the higher layers is concerned "local" (i.e., it not being so is transparent to the higher layers) whereas this is not the case when "going through the GUI", through GVFS.

Leaves the actual error itself; your "Connection to the data source" sounds different but would you say this is the same issue? https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72504

If so I guess it's to be considered a LibreOffice Base bug; note there's specific mention of Ubuntu 16.04, the base of Mint 18.x.

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Re: SMB and LibreOffice Base

Postby Tripple_Delta » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:05 pm

Sounds like the same bug.
For now I have to keep my .odb file local.
Thanks.

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Re: SMB and LibreOffice Base

Postby Tripple_Delta » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:34 am

I found a work around until it's fixed:
viewtopic.php?t=222087


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