Bug 109366 - Install script runs over and over
Install script runs over and over
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2003-11-07 00:51 EST by Paul Eden
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Paul Eden 2003-11-07 00:51:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Open office cannot be run because everytime I try to run it the
installer script runs instead.  After going through the installer
script the open office program still does not run.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
openoffice.org-1.1.0-6

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Run any open office program via menu or command line.
2.  The install script starts.
3.  Finish the install script choosing the workstation install.

    

Actual Results:  The openoffice program does not run and the next time
one tries to run it the install script runs again.

Expected Results:  The install script should run once and then every
time thereafter the openoffice program should run instead.

Additional info:

openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-6
openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-6
openoffice.org-1.1.0-6
Comment 1 Barry Platt 2003-11-07 08:32:05 EST
It appears that if ~/.openoffice already exists the setup script
installs into something like ~/Openoffice.org-1.1.0 (sorry, I can't
recall the actual directory name), leaving .openoffice as it was. 
Then on future invocations, it repeats the setup process.  

I worked around it by clearing both ~/.openoffice and the
~/Openoffice.org-1.1.0 directories and restarting.  

Same openoffice.org package versions as the reporter.  
Comment 2 R. Necaise 2004-01-06 21:42:35 EST
I had the same problem with the same package versions. 

It appears as if the installer wants to use the directory
~/Openoffice.org-1.1.0 as defined in instdb.ins while the applicatons
use ~/.openoffice.  If there is an ~/.openoffice directory from an
older version, the installer trys to do the setup in
~/Openoffice-1.1.0 over and over.
 
Comment 3 Dan Williams 2004-01-07 11:04:32 EST
R. Necaise:  which version are you using?
Comment 4 Dan Williams 2004-04-10 14:52:41 EDT
Please test with later versions of OOo from rawhide, or possibly the Fedora Core 2 
versions.  A few situations like this have already been fixed.  If its still a problem with 
later versions of OOo, please reopen this bug.

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