[oclug]openoffice dies if help requested
chris123 at magma.ca
Thu Jan 23 20:36:27 EST 2003
On January 23, 2003 05:34 pm, Brenda J. Butler wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 05:09:43PM -0500, Dana Webber wrote:
> > My systems is Redhat 8 with everything installed and all updates applied.
> > When I choose help -> contents OpenOffice freezes for a second then
> > disapears. There are no core dumps and ps -A | grep -i soffice returns
> > nothing.
> > I hope this does not happen to anybody at the OSW.
> > ps the OpenOffice works fine on W2K
> I understand Chris Herrnberger will have the latest OOo
> (1.0.2) at the installfest at UofO - maybe you can
> upgrade there.
This is the preferred manner to install OOo.org any version until such time as
the variouse disto's start submitting their customizations and patches, which
is not happening at this time. RH's version is extensively modified to
integrate with RH latest release. Same can be said for SuSE and Mandrake.
Debian crowd does something as well but I am not up too speed on that
Test it with tar ball from http://openoffice.org If it still fails then its a
dependancy issue or distro setup issue. Also I always recommend a network
install as its the simplest way to reinstall your local version if and when
it craps out.
# tar zxvf OOo.org.X.X.tar.gz
# cd Openoffice.orgX/
#sux (or su
# <then> ./setup /net <will do the dirty work>
#cd /wherever you/installed/OpenOffice.orgX
Also make sure that you have some flavour of java installed 1.4.1 is the
current platform that people are developing on so its a good bet. But OOo.org
is backwards compatible with 1.3.1
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