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Re: OO 2.2 freezes repeatedly on Freespire 2.0.8

From: Philip Rowlands
Subject: Re: OO 2.2 freezes repeatedly on Freespire 2.0.8
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 02:13:19 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 1 May 2008, Kenneth Koym wrote:

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Repeatedly, OO 2.2 has froze while saving a document; often this happens just as I open and select a line or two for placing in another document or place it in an email for sending. Then, I have to spend hours and hours to resolve the glitch. Last night I said, "before going to bed, this is the latest response in the terminal mv: cannot move `/root/.openoffice.org2' to a subdirectory of itself, `/root/.openoffice.org2_backup/.openoffice.org2'
what causes this?"

What version of coreutils to you have installed? The "bug" here is the misleading error message from mv as
/root/.openoffice.org2_backup/.openoffice.org2 is not a subdir of

As the Ubuntu bug you referenced points out, previous versions of mv would sometimes mistakenly fail with "cannot overwrite directory" (see

Unfortunately, this "cannot overwrite" error message is disguising the real reason the mv command may be failing. Nonetheless, I'm confident that, even with a newer version of coreutils, your problems with OpenOffice freezing won't be resolved. As Bob points out in another reply the best people to ask about OpenOffice issues are OpenOffice support folks:


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