The same operation (opening a template file) succeeds with libreoffice
installed as a deb, and the template is read-only too. The major
difference between the two is that in the case of the deb the error code
when trying to open the file in write mode is EACCES, whereas for the
snap it's EROFS. I guess libreoffice handles those two situations

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  [snap] failure to open templates from startcenter

Status in libreoffice package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  (initially reported here:

  When trying to open any template from the startcenter, the following
  error is displayed in a message box:

      General input/output error while accessing

  However the same templates can be opened and used from the individual
  apps, e.g. from impress for that Blueprint_Plans template.

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