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Bug 1321380 - Missing support for LibreOffice
Summary: Missing support for LibreOffice
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-documents
Version: 24
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elad Alfassa
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1321479 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-03-25 23:50 UTC by Heiko Adams
Modified: 2016-04-02 15:55 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gnome-documents-3.20.0-2.fc24
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-04-02 15:55:19 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Heiko Adams 2016-03-25 23:50:32 UTC
Description of problem:
gnome-documents is currently not possible to view LibreOffice documents. When trying to open such a file gnome-documents says LibreOffice support is not installed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q gnome-documents

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gnome-documents
2. Open a LO document

Actual results:
LO document cant not be displayed because of missing LO support

Expected results:
LO documents should be displayed like any other document

Additional info:

Comment 1 Pranav Kant 2016-03-25 23:54:48 UTC
For LibreOffice support, LibreOffice is required to be installed, particularly the libreofficekit package in fedora.

Please check:

Comment 2 Heiko Adams 2016-03-26 09:37:18 UTC
Since LO *is* installed on my system, please tell me what's wrong or missing:
$ rpm -qa libreoffice\*

Comment 3 Pranav Kant 2016-03-26 14:44:35 UTC
Aforementioned in Comment 1, you seem to be missing libreofficekit package. 

Please do 
dnf install libreofficekit

Comment 4 Heiko Adams 2016-03-26 14:55:33 UTC
That did the trick, thanks. But may I suggest adding libreofficekit as a weak dependency to gnome-documents?

Comment 5 Debarshi Ray 2016-03-29 13:04:00 UTC
Thanks for helping out, Pranav!

We should add some sort of dependency on libreofficekit to gnome-documents.spec. Even though the code using libreofficekit lives in the gnome-documents-libs sub-package, I think the dependency should be added to gnome-documents because gnome-books (the other app built from the sources) will not use those code paths.

Comment 6 Debarshi Ray 2016-03-29 13:04:23 UTC
*** Bug 1321479 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Debarshi Ray 2016-03-29 13:08:12 UTC
I am currently leaning towards a simple 'Requires: libreofficekit' so that we can minimize the effort needed to maintain the "libreofficekit is missing" code path.

From #fedora-desktop on GIMPNet:

12:22 <rishi> kalev: Hey!
12:22 <rishi> Would it be an issue if I add "Requires: libreofficekit" to       
      gnome-documents.spec ? Or would it be better to handle it through comps?
12:25 <mclasen> doesn't it get pulled in automatically as a library dep ?
12:34 <kalev> rishi: hey, I don't think it would be an issue as we're           
      installing most of libreoffice by default anyway
12:54 <rishi> mclasen: No. For gnome-documents it is a purely JS dependency,    
      and, as far as I know, nothing else uses libreofficekit.
12:54 <rishi> kalev: Ok.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2016-03-29 13:31:12 UTC
gnome-documents-3.20.0-2.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2016-03-30 00:27:40 UTC
gnome-documents-3.20.0-2.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2016-04-02 15:55:16 UTC
gnome-documents-3.20.0-2.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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