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Re: [K12OSN] Open Office problem!



Hello,

Thank you for the instructions you provided.  I tried my best to
follow them.  The first part, where you talked about downloading the
tar from OO.org and then running ./setup as root was no problem.  I
went through the installation steps and it exited successfully.  I am
able to go to my main manu -> Office -> and find all the parts of open
office there and get them to run successfully.

However, two issues.  I was confused by your steps with respect to the
desktop integration.  After using the ./setup command to get the
program installed, my currently existing open office icons no longer
work.  Clicking them gives the error:

"Could not launch application  Failed to execute child process
"openoffice.org" (No such file or directory)"

The command the shortcut references is:

openoffice.org -writer %U

The second problem is a bit more crucial -- the whole reason I was not
able to just stick with the stock CentOS 5.2 version of open office is
because of its inability to deal with *.docx files.  After
installation of the most recent version (OO help indicates that it is
indeed version 3) everytime I try to open a MS office 2007 docx file,
Open Office crashes.  I've tried several different types of files, and
each time it does the same thing -- crashes, restarts, attempts to
recover.

What should I do?

Thank you
Joseph


On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:16 AM, Graham Lauder <graham theingots org nz> wrote:
> On Thursday 08 January 2009 13:01:24 Graham Lauder wrote:
>> On Wednesday 07 January 2009 20:15:58 Joseph Bishay wrote:
>> Apologies if this appears twice, sent from the wrong email
>>
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I hope everyone is doing well!
>> >
>> > I'm *almost* done completely revamping the technology in our
>> > organization and a final hurdle happens to be Open Office.  I hung out
>> > in both #openoffice, #ltsp, and #centos but no solution was found (or
>> > I was met with stony silence in one of the channels).  In any case,
>> > I'm running K12LTSP based on Centos 5.2.  The stock OpenOffice
>> > installation is 2.3 and yum update shows nothing after that available.
>> >  The problem is that Office 2007 docx files are only recognized by OO
>> > ver 2.4 or higher.  I've tried to follow the instructions I've found
>> > online to download the appropriate tar file from OpenOffice, switch
>> > into the RPMS directory and run rpm -Uvh *.rpm.  However, I get an
>> > error as follows:
>> >
>> > # rpm -Uvh *.rpm
>> > error: Failed dependencies:
>> >         java-gcj-compat >= 1.0.31 is needed by (installed)
>> > tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.1.0.3.el5.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat is needed by (installed)
>> > xalan-j2-2.7.0-6jpp.1.x86_64 java-gcj-compat >= 1.0.31 is needed by
>> > (installed)
>> > xml-commons-apis-1.3.02-0.b2.7jpp.10.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat is needed by (installed)
>> > xml-commons-resolver-1.1-1jpp.12.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat >= 1.0.31 is needed by (installed)
>> > xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat is needed by (installed)
>> > hsqldb-1.8.0.4-3jpp.4.x86_64 java-gcj-compat >= 1.0.31 is needed by
>> > (installed)
>> > tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.1.0.3.el5.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat is needed by (installed) bsf-2.3.0-11jpp.1.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat is needed by (installed) bsh-1.3.0-9jpp.1.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat >= 1.0.64 is needed by (installed)
>> > gjdoc-0.7.7-12.el5.x86_64
>> >         java-gcj-compat is needed by (installed)
>> > antlr-2.7.6-4jpp.2.x86_64 java-1.4.2-gcj-compat = 0:1.4.2.0-40jpp.112 is
>> > needed by (installed)
>> > java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-javadoc-1.4.2.0-40jpp.112.x86_64
>> > java-1.4.2-gcj-compat = 0:1.4.2.0-40jpp.112 is needed by (installed)
>> > java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-src-1.4.2.0-40jpp.112.x86_64
>> >         java-1.4.2-gcj-compat = 0:1.4.2.0-40jpp.112 is needed by
>> > (installed) java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel-1.4.2.0-40jpp.112.x86_64
>> >         java-1.4.2-gcj-compat = 0:1.4.2.0-40jpp.112 is needed by
>> > (installed) java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel-1.4.2.0-40jpp.112.i386
>> >
>> > After that I thought it was some sort of conflict with the existing
>> > open office installation so I yum removed that one, repeated the above
>> > command, and received te same error.  Now I've got NO copy of open
>> > office and I have no idea what to do!
>> >
>> > What should I do?
>> >
>> > Thank you
>>
>> Hi Joseph,
>>
>> Which version did you download? With or without JRE included
>>
>> 3.0 uses a different install process to the 2.0 version.  Things are
>> packaged differently..  If you went through the main page you would have
>> got a file something like : OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar.gz
>>
>> unpack it #tar -zxvf OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar.gz
>>
>> navigate into the folder it creates and you'll see four folders, a jar file
>> and  two shell scripts.  One called "setup"
>>
>> as root do ./setup and follow the instructions.
>>
>> Alternatively, if your JRE is up to date you can click on the "Get more
>> platforms and languages" link at the bottom of the download panel on the
>> front page and you can get OOo_3.0.0_LinuxX86-64_install_en-US.tar.gz . (I
>> presume you're using 64 bit) This doesn't have the JRE installer included.
>> The 32 bit will work as well.
>>
>> The third alternative is Novell's version which is available from
>> http://go-ooo.org.  If ooxml  filters is your issue then I would suggest
>> this as the best option.
>>
>> Cheers
>> GL
>
> And I forgot to add, the version without the the JRE doesn't have the Setup
> shell script, just do the normal navigate to the RPMs directory, move your
> specific desktop integration file into the main folder and do rpm -ivh *.rpm
> and you should be in business.
>
> Cheers
> GL
>
>
> --
> Graham Lauder,
>
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> (International Grades in Office Technologies)
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>
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