Bug#475008: openoffice.org: OOo does not work with installed Java
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 12:40 AM, Rene Engelhard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Derrick Karpo wrote:
> > Frank, can you please confirm that you have 'openoffice.org'
> > installed? I was able to reproduce this bug on sid and the problem
> > occurred when 'openoffice.org' was not installed. Without this
> > package, openoffice would fail with a "javaldx: Could not find a Java
> > Runtime Environment!" message and removing all traces of gij, libgcj,
> > $PATH, $JAVA_HOME, and .openoffice.org2 did not solve the problem.
> > Installing 'openoffice.org' corrected the issue in this case.
> That's doesn't make sense.
> openoffice.org is *empty* except the files the policy mandates and some
> files for reportbug. No files without any effect on OOo itself.
> rene@frodo:~$ dpkg -L openoffice.org
> Of course, installing openoffice.org might have pulled you
> openoffice.org-java-common in, but he has it already.
Indeed. When openoffice.org was installed it pulled in a bunch of
dependencies which I did not include in my response. In my case, this
was a previously working openoffice install on sid that stopped
working after an upgrade to the latest packages which I believe is a
similar circumstance to Frank.
> And he already *did* tell it was a problem with his profile.
You may have Frank confused with Guy as I don't believe Frank has
tried removing his openoffice profile yet. When Guy removed his
~/.openoffice.org2 profile the problem was resolved for him.
In my case, I suspect a previous sid update removed the required
openoffice packages that then left openoffice in a bad state. Once
openoffice.org and it's dependencies were installed it works again as
expected. If there is anything you would like me to test please let