Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Re: XKCD 979

Life imitates XKCD.
  1. Get cryptic error from Libre Office
  2. Realize this is one package I never want to understand.  It's an MS Office replacement which faithfully replicates the whole anti-UNIX philosophy of MS Office.  Down to some of the Excel statistics bugs.
  3. Google for "Extension manager: exception in synchronize" 
  4. Find this record of an chat session in German
  5. Find a reference to this bug at 8:25 pm in the chat
  6. ls /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/uno_packages/cache/uno_packages
  7. chmod a+rx /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/uno_packages/cache/uno_packages
  8. It works again!
I'm glad Vassar at least taught me to use primary sources....

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