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RHEL4-x86_64 Installation issue of 0penoffice.org2.2

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: RHEL4-x86_64 Installation issue of 0penoffice.org2.2 Reply with quote

Installation of OO.org2.2 on my Dell duo-core quad running RHEL4 is done without any errors but none of the applications will launch from a GUI window or the command line.

Icons appear in the proper places on the tool bar.

Openoffice is installed in the opt/ directory with links to soffice in the usr/bin directory

I reinstalled 2.2 several time after uninstalling it with the rpm command and it still doesn't work.

Is it possible I am missing a library?

Any additional information will be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens if you run it in a terminal? Are you using the official OOo from http://download.openoffice.org or the modified OOo from Red Hat?

For troubleshooting, can you disable any 64-bit Java?

For troubleshooting, can you use strace -p and check the end of the log?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="AndrewZ"]What happens if you run it in a terminal? Are you using the official OOo from http://download.openoffice.org or the modified OOo from Red Hat?

For troubleshooting, can you disable any 64-bit Java?

For troubleshooting, can you use strace -p and check the end of the log?[/quote]

I have tried launching the suite applications from both the GUI and from the terminal with each giving the same results.

I am not sure how to disable the 64 bit java!
I am using the official download version from Sun's openoffice.org site, the one you referenced above.

Which log file do I need to check with strace?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am not sure how to disable the 64 bit java!


If you have one installed, uninstalling it is effective. These commands are a place to start to see whether you have anything:
Code:

rpm -qa | grep jre
rpm -qa| grep java
rpm -qa| grep gcj


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Which log file do I need to check with strace?


The one it prints to stderr Smile

Code:

$ strace -f  openoffice.org2.2 &>/tmp/ooo.log
$ tail /tmp/ooo.log

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Java installations Reply with quote

The following Java libraries are installed:

jre-1.6.0-fcs
java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-1.4.2.0-27jpp
openoffice.org-javafilter-2.2.1-9161
gcc-java-3.4.6-8
libgcj-devel-3.4.6-8
libgcj-3.4.6-8
libgcj-3.4.6-8

jre-1.6.0-fcs was the latest run-time environment installed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can remove each package using

Code:
rpm -e packagename


Then, you can reinstall them later once you know they aren't your problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: OO.org2.2 fixed Reply with quote

I removed every java environment listed above and the OO.org2.2 suite of applications now launches from the tool bar icon Smile I am sure I need to install java again but which version. I suppose if I reinstall them one at a time I will beable to determine which jre version interfers with OO.org2.2.

Thanks for you help.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, one at a time. I'd start with the JRE from www.java.com, but beware that Sun's JRE 1.6.0 has a bug which messes up file associations: http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?p=216496#216496
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: jre1.6.0 ??? Reply with quote

I installed the above jre needed by openoffice.org2.2 and it causes office to respond sluggishly, stops responding when I try to create a table in OOorg2.2 base, and stops responding when I try to run a Python macro in OOorg2.2 calc. I am not sure if the x86_64 version is ready just yet!

I am going to try jre1.5.0
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not 100% sure, but I think 32-bit OpenOffice.org needs a 32-bit Java JRE? Also, many parts of OpenOffice.org don't need a JRE, so they should not be affected by it (assuming OOo starts OK).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndrewZ wrote:
I am not 100% sure, but I think 32-bit OpenOffice.org needs a 32-bit Java JRE?

You are right: A 32 bits OOo cannot see a 64 bits java environment.
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