conf/167309: Unable to configure printers on LibreOffice

Bob Melson melsonr at
Thu Apr 26 03:20:09 UTC 2012

>Number:         167309
>Category:       conf
>Synopsis:       Unable to configure printers on LibreOffice
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr 26 03:20:08 UTC 2012
>Originator:     Bob Melson
>Release:        8.3 Pre-release
FreeBSD 8.3-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 8.3-PRERELEASE #13: Fri Apr 20 21:09:51 MDT 2012     root at  amd64
FreeBSD 8.3-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 8.3-PRERELEASE #23: Tue Apr 17 01:59:23 MDT 2012     root at  i386

After building and installing LibreOffice, there is, first, no default printer detected on system.  Following instructions on printer "installation" via the spadmin utility, I am confronted with an error screen telling me that no printers may be installed because the file system is marked read-only.  Changing permissions on <install-path>/libreoffice to 775 or 777 does not resolve the problem.

This problem exists on both AMD64 and i386 systems

This problem did not exist in previous versions.

Being unable to print kinda defeats the purpose of having a wordprocessor/office suite on system.
Build and install LibreOffice, attempt to configure printers in non-Cups environment.


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