Cannot save, cannot save as

Bug #1046427 reported by Paul Robinson on 2012-09-05
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Bug Description

Was using Inkscape and decided to do a road sign, so I installed some new fonts, then realized I had to close Inkscape to get it to recognize them, so did, closed and restarted, edited file and saved. Attempted to create new document, inkscape will not save, it just accepts the command and does nothing (doesn't ask for file name on 'new document 1', does not ask for file name on 'save as', quitting warns that document is not saved; selecting save button in that dialog does not save nor ask for file name, retrying close gives warning that file is not saved.

When creating a text field it locks on to the new font I used in the previous file. Sometimes trying to select a different font will partially work, but then changing the font size winds back to the prior font.

The new font was the RoadGeek series of open type fonts and were installed by Windows.

System in use

Inkscape 0.48, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit quad-core processor, 4GB memory, over 500 GB free disk space

Save as copy does work, however.

Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote :

- similar to Bug 805095?
- could you try upgrading to the latest stable release of Inkscape, 0.48.3.1 ?

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2012-09-06
tags: added: saving win32
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete

It was just weird because I've never seen a situation where Inkscape would not save and I figured it might be a conflict with something.

>Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote 14 hours ago:
>- similar to Bug 805095?
> - could you try upgrading to the latest stable release of Inkscape, 0.48.3.1

According to your website inkscape.org and the download redirect to Sourceforge, the latest stable release is 0.48.2. Perhaps 0.48.3.1 is a non-stable or test release, in any case, what it is giving me is 0.48.2. I have downloaded that and am installing it while writing this reply; hopefully I won't see a repeat of the problem. I don't know if it's because I installed new fonts, used an image I captured through a screenshot (so I could use the eyedropper to capture the color) or if it's just a load failure caused by a corrupted execution of Windows. Sooner or later, every execution of Windows becomes corrupted, Windows isn't Linux, it's not designed to run without rebooting for years at a time, or sometimes even hours at a time. :)

Upgrading to latest available stable version 0.48.2, if there is a link to a stable version of 48.3.1 please advise.

Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote :

Inkscape 0.48.3.1 is a stable release available at:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape/files/inkscape/0.48.3.1/

The bug that I referred to, Bug 805095, was triggered by saving to a root directory, either on C: drive or on a USB stick. Have you been doing that, by any chance?

> The bug that I referred to, Bug 805095, was
> triggered by saving to a root directory, either
> on C: drive or on a USB stick. Have you been
> doing that, by any chance?

One of the files I'm working on is located at

\\buffalo\svg\vf-03.svg

Buffalo is the name of a Buffalo NAS, it's a box about the size of a paperback book, it hooks to the router and looks like another computer, and works perfectly. It provides a terabyte of storage which is accessible by any computer I have (I have up to 4 computers connected to a KVM, so I can have 4 computers at my desk and only one monitor, keyboard and mouse.) I've not had problems using it for storage instead of saving locally on any machine I'm using.

I switched to this method because of one computer I have where I was storing stuff, has a 2 terabytes of storage, and one directory I'd dump stuff into, has "763,445 files, 63197 folders,", and about 80GB of files and folders, and I ended up duplicating it on two machines, so they're not in sync and one has files the other doesn't. I can have someplace as a backup but it's better to have stuff in one place than all over the place.

Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote :

could you try 0.48.3.1 ?
there were some changes made in this release that may relate to your problem.

I tried loading an SVG file, but again, save as does not work. Nor does save a copy. Save appears to work. Inkscape 0.48.2 r9819

I suspect maybe my load of Windows 7 is bad; I'm going to reboot and see if the behavior changes.

Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote :

I repeat, there were changes made in Inkscape 0.48.3.1, could you try this build?

these changes were made in order to address Bug 805095, which is somewhat similar, although not identical, to your problem.

could you try this recent build?

> I repeat, there were changes made in Inkscape 0.48.3.1, could you try this build?

I found it. I am downloading it as I write, I will install it, then do the reboot I was going to do earlier (in case I am having problems due to a bad load of Windows 7) and see if the problem clears up.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

No more feedback provided - I'm assuming that the latest version (Inkscape 0.48.3.1) solved the reported issue, and will link this report as duplicate to bug #805095.

Please add a comment here and revert the duplicate status if you don't agree and think these are different issues (e.g. because Inkscape 0.48.3.1 didn't fix the problem with saving on your system).

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