Re: OOo crashes, fails to restore!!
On 12/12/05, Roberto C. Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Matt Price wrote:
> > sorry for the exclamation points. Just lost a crucial day's work --
> > in fact this is breakdown-inducing stuff -- failed to save regularly,
> > and OOo crashed without warning. Went to restore, and instead of
> > restoring, OOo (220.127.116.11, sid) seems to have just flushed the cache.
> > now I've lost a day's work.
> > partly myself to blame. but partly something is broken in ooo!
> > have to sign off before I start crying.
> Interesting. The few times that I have used OOo, it has autosaved at
> regular intervals. When I was brave and running beta versions, the
> restore always worked after a crash. That said (and I don't mean to
> start a flame war) why not use something more productive like LaTeX?
> You don't mention that you are doing database or spreadsheet type
> things, but if you all you are doing is presentations and document
> composition, LaTeX is far superior. Though, you do need to get past the
> learning curve.
yes well, never seem to have the time when I need to get my writing done...
identified the problem: partition was full (mail attack). OOo
couldn't write the backps, and when it did the recovery, it erased the
backup files before they were actually restored. It's a bug I guess
,so I will file one upstream when I have a chance.
> Roberto C. Sanchez