Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75043
Running OpenOffice as a regular user fails.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
I upgraded from RH 7.3 to 8.0 and selected to install the OpenOffice RPMs. When
I run OpenOffice as a regular user, nothing happens. If I type the command
ooffice from a terminal, the word Abort is printed and nothing else happens.
Doing an strace -f -v on /usr/lib/openoffice/programs/setup shows that the
program is looking for the file /usr/lib/openoffice/programs/uno_writer.rdb
which seems missing.
The program appears to run normally when run as root, however.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install OpenOffice package
2.Open terminal window
3.Type ooffice as a regular user
Actual Results: Prints the word Abort on the terminal and does nothing else.
Expected Results: Actual execution of OpenOffice
Additional info: My machine is an IBM ThinkPad A30p
For some reason openoffice took more than 2 minutes to start on my P4 system
with 2GB of RAM as an regular user, at which point I had decided that it was
not starting. BUT when I removed my .openoffice directory and started from
scratch it started coming up immediately! Perhaps you can try that.
I tried rm -rf .openoffice and rm -rf .openoffice .sversionrc .user60.rdb. In
both cases when I run ooffice I get the splash screen, but then the work Abort
is printed on the terminal and nothing else happens.
I have similar problem the difference is that I used the tar ball from
openoffice.org 1.0.1 not the redhat RPM.
It was working fine on 7.3. but with 8.0 does not start. I filed a bug on
openoffice and they said it is a known issue. They said Redhat changed
something that prevents OOo to start.
I got the messase "An unrecoverable error has occured. All the files can be
recovered at OO restart <<ok>>"
Then they are wrong. OpenOffice.org binaries don't work because their libdb*.so
library was miscompiled.
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