Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109366
Install script runs over and over
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 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):
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.
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.
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.
R. Necaise: which version are you using?
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.