I get the problem with system complaining about permissions on .config/libreoffice/4 since latest libreoffice upgrade on ubuntu 17.10. This problem has arrived on 3 installs up to now. Only solution I have found is to add the ppa on libreoffice and upgrade it to the latest libreoffice 6. Then it starts without any problems. Which proves to me that this is NOT a correct error description from libreoffice. The problem is not about permissions at all.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to libreoffice in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1751005 Title: libreoffice cannot open a document not within $HOME Status in libreoffice package in Ubuntu: New Bug description: Starting with today's update to LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 40m0(Build:1), files not within the user $HOME directory cannot be opened. This has nothing to do with ownership or permissions - the target document is owned by the user with full permissions. Moving the file to ~/Desktop allows it to be opened normally. Error message in popup window: Access to /home2/mico/documents/personal/2018 lists.ods was denied. Error message when launched from terminal: $: localc "2018 lists.ods" javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment! Please ensure that a JVM and the package libreoffice-java-common is installed. If it is already installed then try removing ~/.libreoffice/3/user/config/javasettings_Linux_*.xml Warning: failed to read path from javaldx The file mentioned in the error message does not exist. I removed the corresponding file under ~/.libreoffice/4/ but that makes no difference. This but started in Ubuntu 18.04 (alpha) around Feb. 15, and with today's update (Feb. 22) it appeared in Ubuntu 17.10. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10 Package: libreoffice-core 1:5.4.5-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-36.40-generic 4.13.13 Uname: Linux 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME Date: Thu Feb 22 09:35:49 2018 InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-01-27 (25 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20180105.1) SourcePackage: libreoffice UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1751005/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp