Problems with OpenOffice 2.3.1 on FreeBSD

Philipp Ost pj at
Tue Jan 1 06:38:41 PST 2008

O. Hartmann wrote:
> Whenever I try to save a document in OO writer, OO gets stuck and I have 
> to kill it. The document gets saved, but I never can load it again 
> without rendering OO unusuable. Opening M$ Word docs or OO docs doesn't 
> matter.

I have similar problems with OpenOffice 2.3.1 on FreeBSD/i386 (I'm 
running 7.0-PRE as of Dec 23). It's possible to save documents but 
exiting OOo hangs and I need to kill it. Firing up OOo once again, 
there's this "recovery stuff" which hangs also and eats up CPU time. 
Only way out: kill -9 $PID
Opening a document via 'File -> Open -> ...' hangs also. .odt or .doc 
doesn't matter.

> Any ideas? This is a serious situation to me, due to the need of a 
> properly working OO :-(

No, perhaps using an other word processor (AbiWord, StarOffice). Or 
going back to OOo 2.3.0...


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