I have just updated to libreoffice 4.2.3-1
I use also libreoffice-kde4-4.2.3-1 ( integration with kde 4 )
and I notice random freeze at startup when I launch libreoffice ( swriter, calc, draw, impress, math ), the GUI of libreoffice freezes immediatly,
it may related to the libreoffice-kde4 package, because If I uninstall libreoffice-kde4 the bug seems gone,
I use a patched kernel 3.14, Linus Torvald's patch for this bug :
so I'm sure that this bug is not related to the bug 39806
the workaround is to uninstall libreoffice-kde4 package, but I don't know if it's an upstream bug or a problem with archlinux
This also happened to me today. After upgrading libreoffice Calc and write would freeze as soon as I started them. I did not try the other libreoffice programs. Uninstalling libreoffice-kde4 got them working again.
Freeze confirmed here. LO apps did work when invoked through generic LO launcher, but not from KDE menus.
Last edited by DaveCode (2014-04-13 03:53:22)
Yes I see the freeze too with version 4.2.3-2 - waiting a minute or so gives a popup allowing you to close it down though....
Hopefully this will be fixed before long!
Last edited by mcloaked (2014-04-13 09:05:17)
Work together with upstream that we can provide a fix!
I tried to get a backtrace by doing:
libreoffice --writer --strace
but it does not freeze that way. Only by starting writer from the kde menu which uses the command
libreoffice --writer %U
does it freeze! Why the outcome as to freezing or not should be different starting with these two methods I don't understand as surely they are equivalent? However I could not get it to start from the command line if I added in the %U which again has puzzled me.
Does anyone know how to get a trace from starting libreoffice from the kde menu?
kde (and gnome/xfce/lxde etc) use .desktop files to start applications.
Look at /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-writer.desktop (it is a symlink to /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/xdg/writer.desktop ) and you'll see the %U is on the exec= line .
if you want to know more about what %U and other options do, check http://standards.freedesktop.org/deskto … atest.html .
I can think of 2 possibilities to add strace :
- run libreoffice-writer.desktop --strace
This should mimic kde menu behaviour and start writer with strace.
- Edit /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/xdg/writer.desktop and temporarily change the exec= line :
Exec=libreoffice --writer --strace %U
Then start writer from KDE menu.
Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them
I was unsure which is "upstream" in this case but I have filed a bug as a starting point at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=333374
Lone_Wolf - thanks and I will look more at trying to get a trace later when I have a little more time to investigate further.
I have now submitted a bug report for LO at https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/sh … i?id=77400
Please will others seeing this bug add to the upstream reports I have referenced with additional diagnostics.
Last edited by mcloaked (2014-04-13 15:47:28)
Confirmed that uninstalling libreoffice-kde4 stops the crash happening for me. What advantage does that package provide? All the functionality that I need seems to be there without it!
with libreoffice-kde4 package you will have the same kde 4 "open/save" file dialog box in libreoffice instead of the gtk version
When I open a document with libreoffice, it doens't freeze. I noticed that the menus in libreoffice have borders now.
Last edited by McKlain (2014-04-14 14:35:19)
Fixed for me on libreoffice 4.2.4-1