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openoffice2 on amd64


After reading the amd64 howto[1] and the wiki DebianAMD64Faq[2],
I tried to install Open Office 1.9 beta using the i386 packages,
but ran into a few problems. To be short, the error message was
  javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment! 
  no suitable windowing system found, exiting.

[1] https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html
[2] http://wiki.debian.net/?DebianAMD64Faq

Here's how I proceeded:
- installed ia32-libs (apt-get install ia32-libs)
- then installed most of the i386 packages for OOo2 using
  dpkg -i --force-architecture *.deb
    where *.deb = 
- installed more ia32 libs until executing oowriter2 did not
  complain about linking errors, such as libstdc++6, libpam0g,
  etc. I used the method recommended in the ia32 README.Debian 
  (# dpkg -X libfoobar_i386.deb /emul/ia32-linux)

Finally, when I tried running "oowriter2", it prints the error:
  javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment! 
  no suitable windowing system found, exiting.

I read on some forums that this was caused by a missing 
libstartup-notification, so I installed it in the /emul/ia32-linux
environment, but without any success.

I'm guessing that since OOo2 uses the ia32-libs, I will probably
need to install many more ia32 libs, but before doing this, I would
like to know if there are any simpler ways of installing OOo2,
other documentation, etc.

And since I'm curious: what is blocking the build of OOo2 on amd64?
There was discussion in this thread[3] but no news since. I guess
I will try to build it tomorrow, but I would prefer not loose too 
much time repeating what others have probably already done. :-)

[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2005/09/msg00019.html


p.s. In general, installing Debian on a AMD Sempron 3100+ using 
the unofficial sarge netboot CD-ROMs succeded without a glitch.

Mathieu Lutfy        <mathieu@bidon.ca>       http://www.bidon.ca
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