[CentOS] LibreOffice locking up

Mon May 25 06:15:17 UTC 2020
hw <hw at gc-24.de>

On Sun, 2020-05-24 at 19:56 -0400, H wrote:
> I am running LibreOffice under the latest update of CentOS 7 and
> the Mate desktop. Not infrequently LibreOffice Calc locks up and I have
> to force close the application. Altough the spreadsheet is rather large I
> would not consider it complex.
> This has been going on for some time and I am curious if the bug might be
> in LibreOffice or if there is some interaction with the Mate desktop that
> might be responsible. Both CentOS, LibreOffice and Mate have been
> regularly updated from the standard repositories for a long time.
> Does anyone else have the same problem?

Yes, libreoffice sometimes locks up when trying to open a file.  The same
problem was there with Debian, and now it's the same with Fedora.

I have made a bug report about it, and the response was that there is
insufficient information to do anyhing.  Unfortunately, I don't have
sufficient information I could give because it just happens sometimes to
users who have been so far unable to tell me if particular types of files
are affected or if there are any discerninable circumstances that could
help to figure this out.

Here's the bug report: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1809771