[CentOS] LibreOffice locking up

Tue Nov 3 00:37:12 UTC 2020
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

On 05/25/2020 07:13 PM, H wrote:
> On 05/25/2020 02:15 AM, hw wrote:
>> 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
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> For some reason I could not enter a new bug for LibreOffice since the package is missing from the the list of Fedora apps. I thus added information to your bug report above.
> I encourage other users encountering similar bugs in LO to add information.
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LibreOffice locked my CentOS 7 hard today, I could not close the application, nor could I reboot the computer by any other mean than turning the computer off and then on again. The lockup happened while loading one of my spreadsheets.

First, I do not understand why a wayward application can lock my computer so hard that I have to cycle power.

Second, I cannot understand why this bug is not fixed. LibreOffice is obviously one of the key applications users will run. It should not be that hard to put out a debug version that those of us who have this problem - at least once a week in my case - that a debug log could help the developers fix this serious bug.