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I didn't have my Java runtime environment installed before I installed OO. Is there anyway to add this to the OO environment without reinstalling? You know that part where it searched for java in the setup? I tried a "repair" but I'm not sure if it worked.
PenguinMan, if you're going to use OOo, not edit its code, it's much better idea to get the binary version. OOo compilation is really long.
BTW if you're not sure what to write with ./configure, use
It'll give you a list of possible options.
you need to cd to the /oo_1.0.1_src/config_office directory and then run ./configure
when i run ./configure i get an error saying (warning: correct jdk not found) and a
checking for GPC files... configure: error: GPC files not found. then it stops dead and doesn't generate a make file. how can i fix this ( i dont think the jdk thing is a big prob because it posts the warning and keeps going but i would like to know if and how i should fix that too).
i also tried to use the binary but no dice, something about obsolete 64 bit headers or something.
I think the problem here is that there are two different types of install... there's the binary install, where a directory called install would be created, and you'd need to simply do a ./instlal --prefix=/opt (or something, as root) and then /opt/OpenOfficeX.XX/setup as a normal user to get it going. There's also the source install, where you'd need to do the whole configuring, making and make installing. Which method you use depends on which download you chose.
Thanks for the clarification Thymox! I was reading this, as I just ran through it last night in a zip, and it was nothing. I got the binary version I guess? I simply untarred, entered the "install" directory and "./install" and that's it for root. Switched to user and did the setup, and BAM, it's good to go.