Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201213
None of the installed openoffice.org applications will launch
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:39 EST
Description of problem:
None of the installed openoffice.org applications will startup|launch.
oodraw ooffice ooimpress oomath ooviewdoc oowriter
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. From command line >oocalc (etc.)
2. From Gnome->Applications->Office->Calc (etc.)
From the command line no error messages. Nothing in /var/log/messages or
otherwise. From the Gnome menuing nothing returns.
Linux 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 #1 SMP x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Gnome w/ Fedora BlueCurve
Perfomed the GL Test:
-bash-3.1# gcc testgl.c -o testgl -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 -lGL
X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 78 (X_CreateColormap)
Value in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 14
Current serial number in output stream: 22
-bash-3.1# gdb /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice.bin
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This GDB was configured as "x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu"...(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib64/libthread_db.so.1".
<no debugging symbols found>
Program exited with code 0116.
This may be the same problem as I'm seeing (although I'm on OOo-188.8.131.52-7)
When I start OOo-writer, I get
/usr/lib64/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice: line 147: 18519 Segmentation fault
caolanm->paul: you are on rawhide, and probably bitten by glibc bug 200635 which
is an actual SEGV crash.
caolanm->james: you are on fc-5, and when you run it from a command line, or
from gdb it doesn't seem to actually crash, (though your glxgears output is
troubling) but appears to "do nothing". Perhaps OOo thinks that another copy of
itself is running and thinks it has told the other copy to open a new window
1. make sure there are no copies running
ps xw | grep openoffice
and kill off any that might be running
2. then rm -rf /tmp/OSL_PIPE_*
to remove any possible stale openoffice.org pipes that are still around
If that fails to work, can you paste the output from /usr/sbin/sestatus here, in
case it is relevant
I've yum'd the installation and upgraded the openoffice.org packages to
>ps -ef | grep -i office
There were OSL_PIPE* pipes in /tmp. I removed them and attempted to launch any
of the oo* applications. The re-launch of the openoffice apps recreated an
OSL_PIPE entry in /tmp. But same behavior as before... nothing.
SELinux is disabled.
The problem was that the OO was needing the libXp *i386* rpm version
installed. Once in place everything is operational.
Excellent work, I thought it would be something like that, clearly for the
native x86_64 OOo in FC-6 this isn't relevent, but I'll add a explicit require
to the FC-5 package on the .so provided by that libXp i386 package so if we
update OOO for FC-5 again we'll pick up on this.