I am using OpenOffice 2.3 with Debian Lenny, and using a drive over NFS and OpenOffice seems to fail locking the file, so it “hangs” for a while and suddenly comes to life again but the file opened is only in read mode.
First I went to check my
/etc/exports file and then to check if everything in the
/etc/hosts.allow files and all was correct, so after googling a while I found the solution.
You need to change the file:
and make these lines look this way:
STAR_PROFILE_LOCKING_DISABLED=1 export STAR_PROFILE_LOCKING_DISABLED #SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING=1 #export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING unset SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING
use your favorite file editor to edit that file and search for those strings, uncomment and comment or change accordingly.