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Gordon

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A couple of Questions
« on: October 12, 2013, 08:42:39 AM »
Hi All

A couple of queries

1, Why is it that when you do an dist-upgrade and it say there are a few critical bugs and do you want to continue, if you say no it upgrades nothing at all and if you say yes it seem to upgrade everything including the critical bugs. Why isn't there an option to upgrade everything else except the ones with bugs in. I always continue regardless with my fingers crossed as I have no idea as to what the buggy things do anyway. So far I have been lucky :-)

2. I seem to have done something to libreoffice and have no idea what. If i used spacefm as root and open a document with libreoffice from that it work OK yet if I run libreoffice and then try to open a document it say permission denied. I have changed all Docs etc using chmod 777 to do everything as far as i know but they still don't work, any ideas as to why please

Mods. I hope these are in the right place but if not sorry and please shift them around  :D
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Re: A couple of Questions
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 01:23:46 PM »
listbugs is just an information tool... You should hold a package that is listed if there are concerns with apt or aptitude

How did you install libreoffice?  Was there a recent update?  Has it always behaved this way?
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Re: A couple of Questions
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 02:09:51 PM »
@gordon -

for your libreoffice docs also check:

1. the ownership
2. in addition to the docs having read-write permission, make sure they are saved to a folder that your username has permissions to rw.
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Gordon

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Re: A couple of Questions
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 04:58:40 PM »
Hi Vastone and PackRat

I can't remember when Libreoffice started to go wrong but as far as I am aware the owner of everything has always been ROOT

As far as listbugs goes I have no idea how you hold a bug package back from install and install the rest.
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Re: A couple of Questions
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 05:05:10 PM »
Hey Gordon...

Here is a link that discusses several ways to hold a package...

For what it's worth, I have maybe held one package in 6 years of running SID
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Re: A couple of Questions
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 06:28:41 PM »
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@ Gordon

First thing I would do is check the permissions for the directory where your storing the documents. If the permissions for the file are different than the directory are different it can cause some issues. Also Maybe manually check the permissions by right clicking on the file to make sure they actually set correctly when you set them.
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Re: A couple of Questions
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 09:52:35 PM »
Hi All

Back again after a rest. Forgotten that I had posted this Sorry. I got it sorted out in the end, YEP it was a permissions issue. All working again now though CHEERS    :)
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Re: A couple of Questions
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 07:18:12 PM »
Thanks for the link VastOne, helped me clarify a couple of things.
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