Bug#534314: openoffice.org: use -nolog instead of -no-oosplash
Vendredi 23 octobre 2009, vers 19:40:27 (+0200), Rene Engelhard a
>> It seems that using "-nologo" instead of "-no-oosplash" in /etc/mailcap
>> makes openoffice work as expected.
> No, it doesn't.
You are right. I think that I was a bit too rapid to answer to the bug,
and did not look at it thoroughly enough.
Since I have access to some systems under which openoffice works as
expected, I spent a few hours trying to figure out where the problem can
I checked the versions of the installed packages (kernel, xorg,
libraries, etc.), straced soffice.bin, ran it under gdb, but could not
see anything. I even ran it through a ssh tunnel with no difference.
It works or fails consistently, depending of the system it is running
on, and independently of the X server.
The only evident difference between the systems is the architecture:
openoffice seems to work on amd64, and to fail on i386. But I am not
sure that it is not only a coincidence.
Without building it myself, I do not know what to look next. The build
requirements (cpu/ram/disk/dependencies) are however too high for me.