Bug 460325 - oo doesn't recognize sun x86_64 jre
oo doesn't recognize sun x86_64 jre
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2008-08-27 11:28 EDT by Michael J. Chudobiak
Modified: 2008-08-28 08:01 EDT (History)
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Description Michael J. Chudobiak 2008-08-27 11:28:24 EDT
If I install Sun's jre-6u7-linux-x64.bin (in /usr/lib) in the normal fashion, Openoffice does not detect this jre. Attempting to add it in the tools>java dialog results in an error like "The folder you selected does not contain a Java runtime environment".

(Side note: the Sun jre-6u7-linux-i586.bin jre will not install on an x86_64 system).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
jre-6u7-linux-x64.bin
openoffice.org-core-2.4.1-17.4.fc9.x86_64

The default "Free Software Foundation 1.5.0" jre works, but it is brutally slow in my database applications.

It seems OO will not recognize Sun's jre in an x86_64 environment.

- Mike
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2008-08-27 17:54:56 EDT
Why not just install the provided openjdk for x86_64. That'll get installed into a reasonable location, and with a reasonable configuration that makes it easy to auto-detect by OOo and get it listed by default in the java options. As a plus the java package is then known to rpm and yum etc, and its pretty much the same code as the sun java these post-freeing-java days.

Otherwise what is being asked for is a dir like "/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0/jre", i.e. the "jre" dir in the install rather than "/usr/lib"
Comment 2 Michael J. Chudobiak 2008-08-28 08:01:52 EDT
Cripes, how many javas are there?

Anyway, thanks Caolan, that does solve my problem!

I guess I'll close the bug (although OO should still recognize the sun jre).

- Mike

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