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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: [UPDATE SERVICE] proposal to activate the update service for OOo 3.2 and OOo 3.2.1
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:33:30 GMT
On 05/07/2012 Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> I asked on the mailing lists in Italian; several users upgraded 3.2.x->3.4,
>> with the same experience as the 3.3 ->  3.4 upgrade (no issues for a slightly
>> customized installation, profile conversion problems if many extensions are
>> installed or heavy customizations are present). ...
> Do we know if this is only a 3.3 ->  3.4 issue?   Or will there also be
> migration issues for 3.4 to 3.4.1?

The changes to user profile will be less invasive in 3.4.1. Actually, 
the only issue is the size reduction to avoid 160 MBytes of data written 
to every user profile. I don't know the exact details on how this was 
implemented, but it shouldn't be a huge change with respect to the 3.3 
-> 3.4 ones.

> Do we have any steps that can reproduce the bug?  Something more
> specific than "many extensions or heavy customizations"? ...
> Or could this be related to the
> removal of berkelydb and this fix:
> ??

Removing BerkeleyDB (while technically a good thing) is almost surely 
the origin of this issue. Initially, it was assumed that all 3.3 
settings and extensions would be dropped when updating to 3.4. Later, a 
migration procedure was implemented, but it has shortcomings. I haven't 
been able to distinguish a precise pattern so far, but there is a clear 
trend suggesting that the more customizations/extensions a user applied 
to 3.3, the more likely he will bump into an upgrade issue. 
Unfortunately, the resulting problems can vary: some users report random 
crashes, some see non-working dictionaries... But so far all of them 
could solve the problem by renaming their user profile.


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