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Setting up OpenOffice Base

 
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bobmac
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Setting up OpenOffice Base Reply with quote

Folks,

I'm a total novice where it comes to linux and I'm just starting to find my way around Mandriva 2007. When I installed the o/s OpenOffice was automatically installed and with it the OpenOffice.org Database.

When I go to create my very first database, I get the following message:
OpenOffice.org requires a Java runtinme environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart OpenOffice.org. \

I then checked the OpenOffice.org Base screen help which told me to go to the Sun site and download the JRE.

I have downloaded what seemed to be the appropriate package (jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.binjre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin). However, I'm not sure if it is the correct one and now that I've downloaded it I don't know how to install it so that OpenOffice.org Base will recognise it.

Any help for a complete novice will be gratefully received.
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hol.sten
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:17 am    Post subject: Re: Setting up OpenOffice Base Reply with quote

bobmac wrote:
Any help for a complete novice will be gratefully received.

Please avoid posting the same question more than once: http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=52620
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