Linux versions of OpenOffice 2.0 and 2.2 (and possibly others) just fail to save files mounted over NFS. Examples:
~/.openoffice.org2) is on NFS, the user has to run the install wizard each time he starts OpenOffice.
~/.openoffice.org2) is on NFS, the user cannot make changes to the configuration (such as autocorrect): after the dialog box is closed, changes are lost.
Openoffice fails to lock files over NFS. It just fails without an error
message or just hangs when saving files over NFS. (The proper behaviour
would be making locking work over NFS (yes, it is possible, see
man 2 open in Linux), or displaying a
warning, which could be disabled by the user.)
Edit the file
`type -p soffice` as root. Comment out all
lines containing the word
LOCKING (case sensitive), and add the
following replacement there:
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