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Bug#578732: SDBC problems when openoffice.org-evolution is not installed

retitle 578732 "no SDBC driver was found" for address data sources when openoffice.org-evolution is not installed 

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:35:54AM +0200, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> When the package "openoffice.org-evolution" is not installed, there are
> problems with datasources. You will get an error about a missing SDBC driver.
> Try "file | wizzards | Address data source" and you will see only "other
> external data source". If you use that, you will get this error: -------- The
> connection to the external data source could not be established. No SDBC driver
> was found for the given URL. ---------  When you install openoffice.org-
> evolution the problem is gone. But many people don't use evolution, so they
> don't install that package, and they have a problem.

And? There's only evolution (and kab) as adress book drivers in OOo.
(except the infamous mozilla one which needs internal headers of a heavily
patched obsolete mozilla and therefore doesn't build against a "normal" Debian

So you expect a function to work if the only connectors for it being there
are not installed?
What do you expect OOo to do? Merge -evolution into -base? (And force
a libebook-1.2-9 on anyone? Only suggest libebook-1.2-9? Which would make
people wonder why their stuff doesn't work?)


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