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Old 07-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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Where O where has my little .Org gone?


I'm trying to find what version of Openoffice.org-Base I have installed. I can't find it, or access it from the command shell using any of the commands I know like "find" "grep", "ls -l" & etc. All I get is "No such file or directory."

What's the trick?

Debian/GNU/Etch
 
Old 07-22-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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Go into Synaptic (or aptitude), and find the OOo associated package for Base, and look at the list of Installed Files to see where the executable for Base is.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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Run:

$ whereis oobase

Note, in a lot of distros the database component of Open Office, "Base", is not installed by default when you install Open Office.

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Old 07-22-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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Run:

$ whereis oobase

Note, in a lot of distros the database component of Open Office, "Base", is not installed by default when you install Open Office.
I am running "OpenOffice.org Base", so it's definitely installed.

That [whereis oobase] helps. But I can't seem to get any further.

rooster@royrogers:~$ whereis oobase
oobase: /usr/bin/oobase /usr/X11R6/bin/oobase /usr/bin/X11/oobase /usr/share/man/man1/oobase.1.gz
rooster@royrogers:~$ cd /usr
rooster@royrogers:/usr$ cd/share
bash: cd/share: No such file or directory
rooster@royrogers:/usr$ /share
bash: /share: No such file or directory

All I am trying to find right now is what version of "OO.o Base" is installed so I can do some further investigation to resolve a problem I'm having saving input. None of the "Save" options in the toolbar seem to be working; ...all greyed out. Whenever I try to do a query, all the entries made during the current session are deleted. The only way I've figured out to save current session entries is to close and exit OO.o Base and do a shut down-restart.

FYI

[img=http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/8271/67693177cd9.th.png]
 
Old 07-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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Heh - so, from that screenshot, I can only hope to assume you're trying to filter spam.

Click on the "Help" menu, and there should be an "About" item or something similar. And the output of "whereis oobase" tells you exactly where the "oobase" executable is located: /usr/bin

Code:
$ oobase --version
...might do something if you can't find anything that tells you the general OpenOffice.org version - the version for Base, Writer, Calc, etc., are all the same unless you have multiple installations.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 02:31 AM   #6
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Check out this forum for some possible solutions:

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewfo...8b70bd82324bc4

The stickies have some good tutorials as well.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
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Heh - so, from that screenshot, I can only hope to assume you're trying to filter spam.

Click on the "Help" menu, and there should be an "About" item or something similar. And the output of "whereis oobase" tells you exactly where the "oobase" executable is located: /usr/bin

Code:
$ oobase --version
...might do something if you can't find anything that tells you the general OpenOffice.org version - the version for Base, Writer, Calc, etc., are all the same unless you have multiple installations.
Thank you so much.
output
Quote:
~$ oobase --version
This is OpenOffice.org built with ooo-build-2.0.4.9
I ditzed around for hours with every combination/iteration of OpenOffice.org Base I could think of and kept getting 'no such file or directory' messages. Such a simple thing, but so hard for a newbie to OO.org to find.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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Check out this forum for some possible solutions:

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewfo...8b70bd82324bc4

The stickies have some good tutorials as well.
Thanks, [Theodore] I'm already there; (uri below). It's just that I wasn't getting the help I needed (judge for yourself)... which is to say I was probably too tired and cranky to ask the right question(s).

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewto...=292050#292050
 
  


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