OpenOffice 2 unable to work with files over NFS

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Nov 17 21:13:47 GMT 2005

Bill Moran <wmoran at> writes:

> uname -a
> FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p1 #1: Fri May 27 01:08:00 EDT 2005     wmoran at  i386
> open pkg_info | grep office
> Integrated wordprocessor/dbase/spreadsheet/drawing/chart/
> OO works fine, unless I try to connect to a document over NFS.  Then all goes
> badly.  I consistenly get a "general input/output error while accessing
> <filename>"  This occurs when trying to open previously created .sxc
> and .odt docs, as well as when trying to create new documents.  I'm having
> the exact same problem on a laptop, which is nearly the same FreeBSD setup.
> OO 1.x has worked fine on this setup for quite a while.  I recently upgrade
> to OO 2 and *boom* can't work off the server.
> If I copy any of these files from the server to my local HDD, all is well.
> I chmoded the files to 777, but it doesn't make any difference.  I have
> never had any other problems with this NFS server prior to this (and
> I don't at this time, either).  The file server is still FreeBSD 4.
> I'm going to try to do some NFS debugging, but I'm not an NFS expert by
> any stretch of the imagination, so I thought I'd a) first see if anyone
> else was familiar with this issue b) see if anyone had any advice on
> how to proceed with debugging.

Enable RPC statd and lockd.


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