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FS#33557 - [libreoffice] enable libvisio, support .vsd files

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by sverre (sverre) - Friday, 25 January 2013, 11:13 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Saturday, 09 March 2013, 20:32 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The libreoffice is currently compiled without support for libvisio.
Enabling should enable opening .vsd files.

Is it possible to enable it, I guess it should just be to change the configure setting
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Saturday, 09 March 2013, 20:32 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  hint added to the optional libwpg dep
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 25 January 2013, 11:24 GMT
That support is enabled using the upstream internal sources. So it should work out of the box.

Check our PKGBUILD:

Comment by sverre (sverre) - Friday, 25 January 2013, 12:12 GMT
Then maybe it is a bug?
I can not open a .vsd file.
I get a msg:
General Error.
General input/output error.

I have a vm with win7 and libreoffice installed and the same file opens with no problem there.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 25 January 2013, 12:20 GMT

I guess your file is in a newly not yet supported viso format saved. You may try to open it with LibO 4.0 or save it to an older visio version.

I don't use Win at all or visio. So I can't test it.
Comment by sverre (sverre) - Friday, 25 January 2013, 12:36 GMT
Is it not strange that it works for the same libreoffice version in windows and not in archlinux?

In Archlinux I have version and in windows I have the same
And opening the .vsd file works in windows but not in archlinux.

Sadly I can not share the .vsd file.

Support for visio should be much better in libreoffice 4.0 so maybe it works better then...
Comment by sverre (sverre) - Thursday, 07 February 2013, 15:00 GMT
I got it working, I installed all dependencies for building the package, and then it started to work, so it is probably one of the optdepends that enable viewing visio files.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Thursday, 07 February 2013, 15:56 GMT
It would be nice if you could confirm if one of the optdependencies was missing or if a makedependency should be an additional dependency.
Comment by sverre (sverre) - Thursday, 07 February 2013, 15:57 GMT
It does not work unless I have the pkg:
'libwpg: library for importing and converting Corel WordPerfect(tm) Graphics images'
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Saturday, 23 February 2013, 12:57 GMT
Libwpg is already an optional dep of libreoffice-writer. Does any other part need it? Maybe we should add "and for MS visual import" to the dep comment.