Upgrading OO.o, right hand doesn't know what left hand is doing
Updating my testing system this morning, I noticed that OpenOffice was
being upgraded, so I shut down my open spreadsheet. When configuring
openoffice.org-writer2latex, aptitude complained "OpenOffice.org is
running right now. This can cause problems with (de-)registration of
components and extensions. You should close all running instances of
OpenOffice.org (including any currently running Quickstarter) before
proceeding with the package upgrade." So I opened a root terminal,
did 'ps aux | grep office', found soffice.bin running, killed it, and
proceeded. A little later, aptitude complained again of
OpenOffice.org running. As I was watching the upgrade output, I saw
docvert REstart OpenOffice, so that soffice.bin was running again! I
killed it again and the upgrade proceeded without further incident.
I've submitted a bug report against docvert (there being some 32
packages associated with OO.o!! I knew it was bloatware, but 32?!)
This is just FYI should someone else encounter the same issue.