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Old 04-12-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
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Cannot launch entry oowriter Failed to execute child process "/usr/bin/oowriter"

After downloading Ubuntu/Breezy Badger (again), I have no OpenOffice applications working.

Below is what is returned for calling any of the OpenOffice products, here the example is Writer.

Cannot launch entry

Details: Failed to execute child process "/usr/bin/oowriter" (No such file or directory)

A google search shows this to probably be the icon on the panel no longer points to the correct directory/file.

Anybody know how to fix this?
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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Do a "slocate -u" (as root) to refresh the hard drive database.
After that do "slocate oowriter".
If you find it, just do (as root again) "ln -s /path/to/oowriter /usr/bin/oowriter".
If you don't find it, then grab some debian packages, or grab original OO, then untar it and convert the .rpm to .deb using the "alien" command. Hope alien is included in ubuntu.
Old 04-13-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.

5 hours later . . .

no luck

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