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Old 12-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Libre Office Error on PCLinux


Hi, I am using PClinux and after i installed Libre Office for the first time everything seemed to work fine but now when i launch any Libre Office application i get the message "cannot open file:///etc/opt/ure/types.rdb: 13" and the application is not launching at all, i have tried several things from reinstalling to change users. I tried with the root user and libre office started ok but when i switch to any other user it comes the same message again, its PCLinux 2012 and libre office 3.6.4, i installed libre office using the lomanager i uninstalled bot several times and same problem, any ideas?
 
Old 12-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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This is the full message i get
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LibreOffice 3.6 - Fatal Error
The program cannot be started.
The service manager is not available.
("cannot open file:///etc/opt/ure/types.rdb: 13")
Start setup application to repair the installation from CD, or the folder containing the installation packages.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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If the application opens as root, and not for a regular user, you most likely have a permissions problem.

I did a quick locate on the same file on my system. The results,

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locate types.rdb
/opt/openoffice.org/ure/share/misc/types.rdb
Now for the permissions on that file.

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ls -l /opt/openoffice.org/ure/share/misc/types.rdb
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 826368 Jan 17 2011 /opt/openoffice.org/ure/share/misc/types.rdb
You can see this file is readable by root, root group, and everyone else.

You already know where the file is, open a konsole and do a 'ls -l /etc/opt/ure/types.rdb' ( without the quotes, and see if everyone can read the file.

If not, then you can change the read permission with 'chmod 444 /etc/opt/ure/types.rdb'. Re-run the list long to verify if you have changed the read permission.
 
Old 12-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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thanks camorri, i located the file in the path you said with the diference that mine is libreoffice3.6 instead of openoffice, besides i didnt mencioned before but i don't have anything in the path /etc/opt, the permissions for the file are -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 838656 Nov 28 16:50 types.rdb in the path /opt/libreoffice3.6/ure/share/misc. i even tried copying that file to the path /etc/opt/ure but the error is still showing, if this can't be solved is there anyway to install openoffice instead?
 
Old 12-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #5
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I had a look at my Slack 14, 32 bit system. The file on here is :

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ls -l /usr/lib/libreoffice/ure/share/misc/types.rdb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 838656 Oct 5 02:37 /usr/lib/libreoffice/ure/share/misc/types.rdb
Where did you get LiberOffice from? Was it from the repos for PCLinux ?
 
Old 12-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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i only have the file in the path: locate types.rdb
/opt/libreoffice3.6/ure/share/misc/types.rdb and i got libreoffice from the pclinux repos using lomanager
 
Old 12-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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Have you got java installed on your system? Does it work?
 
Old 12-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #8
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The java packages are :
libobasis3.6-extension-javascript-script-provider-3.6.0.4-104
java-1.6.0-sun-fonts-1.6.0.35-1pclos2012
java-1.6.0-sun-plugin-1.6.0.35-1pclos2012
java-1.6.0-sun-devel-1.6.0.35-1pclos2012
task-java-2010-1pclos2010
java-1.6.0-sun-1.6.0.35-1pclos2012
libobasis3.6-javafilter-3.6.0.4-104
java-1.6.0-sun-alsa-1.6.0.35-1pclos2012
java-1.6.0-sun-jdbc-1.6.0.35-1pclos2012
 
Old 12-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #9
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I have PCLinuxOS 2012 installed and the /etc/opt directory is empty. The files you need are in /opt/libreoffice...as you indicate in your post.

Do an ls -l on the file. These are the permissions I have and it all works, version 3.4 but that should not matter:

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ls -l /opt/libreoffice3.4/ure/share/misc/types.rdb
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 831488 Jan 3 2012 /opt/libreoffice3.4/ure/share/misc/types.rdb
If it is looking for a file in /etc/opt per your initial message and the file is actually in /opt/libreoffice.., something other than permissions would seem to be the problem??
 
Old 12-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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Actually i did a research before installing libreoffice and yes i installed java before installing lomanager and libreoffice, but i don't think it's a problem related to libraries or so, mostly seems like a problem with permissions some where, i even created a new user and reinstalled the suite with the same problem again, i think the only way to solve it is to reinstall the whole system and i'm not willing to do so by now so i reached to a parcial solution wich is, ha, you wont believe it, i edited the kde menus and changed to run as another user, in this case root, wich is the only user for whom the office apps works, so i have to type the root password every time i launch an office app, this is not so elegant but this is what i have by now, thank you both ayway cam... and knul....
 
Old 12-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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Running an app as root can be dangerous. I would suggest you have backup of any data you consider critical.
 
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