Bug 1158 - Read only excel file cannot be opened by doubleclicking
Summary: Read only excel file cannot be opened by doubleclicking
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.2
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 major
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Jeremy Allison
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2004-03-08 03:22 UTC by Martin Hechenberger
Modified: 2005-08-24 10:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Martin Hechenberger 2004-03-08 03:22:40 UTC
Read only files on a samba share cannot be opened with doubleclick: Windows 
complains that the file does not exist. A second double click (while Excel 
still open) works.

Opening the document from within Excel works at the first try.

I tested with Excel 97, Samba version 3.0.2, self-compiled, AD member server.

No error message or hint appears in the log files.

Occurred on RedHat Linux
Comment 1 Martin Hechenberger 2004-03-08 04:09:11 UTC
No virus scanners involved.
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-12 08:33:42 UTC
please provide a level 10 debug log.  Thanks.
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-15 12:19:57 UTC
can you include your smb.conf?  Thanks.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-17 09:45:33 UTC
The only way I could reproduce this was if Office 2000
needed to be installed for the user (e.g. MSI) and couldn't
find all of the components (but could still run if you 

With working office 200[02] installations everything occurs 
as expected.  

And I'm not finding any problems in the log.  Still 
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-06-08 06:39:36 UTC
fixed in 3.0.3 (notified by reporter)
Comment 6 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:23:22 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.