writer mail merge cannot select address book

Bug #975749 reported by Terry Jones on 2012-04-07
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When starting the Mail Merge Wizard in LibreOffice Writer. I get to stage 3 (select address list). When I click the Select Address List button I presented with the following error:

Loading Component Library Failed:

I was hoping to be able t oselect an address list, but it never happened.

Version Details:
Build ID: 350m1(Build:102)

Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 x64

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: libreoffice (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Apr 7 18:20:13 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-06 (0 days ago)

tags: added: libreoffice writer
Terry Jones (terryjones1983) wrote :

Confirmed that this bug also occurs in 3.5.2

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Terry Jones (terryjones1983)
José Lou Chang (obake) wrote :

I was also able to reproduce this bug.

1) Open LibreOffice Writer
2) Go to Tools--------> Mail Merge Wizard
3) Click on "Select Address List" on Step 3.
3) Error shows: "Loading component library failed:

Looking through the system, I see that "libdbalo.so" is found at
and not on the location that the error shows.

tags: removed: libreoffice writer

did you install a full libreoffice: apt-get install libreoffice?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Terry Jones (terryjones1983) wrote :

Yes I did install Libreoffice via apt-get.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
assignee: Terry Jones (terryjones1983) → nobody
simojoki (simojoki) wrote :

Same problem in freshly upgraded 12.04

David Burke (bufke) wrote :

This is marked as a duplicate but bug #986205 is fixed and this problem is still an issue.

Also IMO this is a more severe issue. I think it's very common for users to want to perform a mail merge.

You can also get this issue by going to Edit, Exchange databases, and Browse. This way is actually worse as you get no error, but I would assume it's the same issue.

Jeroen Hoek (mail-jeroenhoek) wrote :

This is still an issue with Ubuntu 16.04. Without the full LibreOffice package Writer will crash without any message when you try to add a database for a mail merge.

Can someone remove the duplicate tag?

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