[Users] Strange behaviour when trying to open .doc with Libreoffice

Dan Arico dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Wed Apr 24 16:02:52 CEST 2013

> On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:44:04 -0400
> "clifflaine at europe.com" <clifflaine at europe.com> wrote: 
> > The following behaviour has started happening suddenly, with no
> > alterations to CM.
> > 
> > >From an email, I click on an attachment which is a .doc.  
> > 
> > The usual menu of of choices appear. I chose "Open with" and it
> > offers me gedit. Libreoffice has disappeared from the menu
> > available, so I manually type in libreoffice --writer '%U'
> > 
> > Clicking then on OK, or Cancel, makes the dialogue box blink and
> > vanish and return immediately. Nothing else happens, not can I do
> > anything else in CM. Only Ctrl+Alt+Del will close Claws.
> > 
> > Does anyone know why this should happen?
> No. But first see if `libreoffice --writer` works from outside Claws.
> If it does, start Claws with `claws-mail --debug` and look at the
> debug output when trying to open the attachment.
> Report back what you find if it's not enough for you to work out
> yourself.
> with regards
> Paul

I'm seeing something similar when I attempt to open a text file with
kate. I haven't figured out exactly what the problem is, but I've
isolated the bug to something in KDE. It's not launching kate properly.
It works from the command line, but not from another program.

Dan Arico

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