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Old 01-06-2019, 02:56 PM   #16
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Does your use of LibreOffice necessarily entail any of its java components (typically database components)? As some here have often been keen to point out, building LibreOffice without Java support is possible. As mentioned in its README file, the LibreOffice.SlackBuild (the build from source version) enables this by setting JAVA=no when you run the script i.e.
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Yes, what Chris said. I've installed several versions of LibreOffice without java. It works fine.
 
Old 01-06-2019, 07:11 PM   #17
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Thanks Richard; it does not work for me. Clicking on your first link, I get an oracle page with apparent path (in gray): 'Oracle Technology Network / Java / Java SE / Downloads'. The 'Download' tab seems to be preselected. The box below is completely empty. No list, no buttons. Blank.

I do have 'Adblock Plus' in firefox, but I have checked 'Disable on linuxquestions.org', and in fact, 'Disable everywhere.' I've never had this problem in the past.

I really feel stupid. NO idea what I'm missing here.

I have seen the suggestions about building lo with no java. I may have to just do that. But would like the whole deal, if possible. Also, that's no help for some other SBo's.

jrc

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Old 01-06-2019, 07:20 PM   #18
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Oracle Page I Get ...

I'm trying to attach a .jpg of the Oracle page I get when clicking on Richard's link, today....

Hope it came over. jrc
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:24 PM   #19
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What browser are you using?
 
Old 01-07-2019, 03:39 AM   #20
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You might have extensions causing the site to not load properly. You could try it in Seamonkey. I just tested it there and the site shows up fine with the radio buttons.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 03:31 PM   #21
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Hello All

Possibly off-topic but I make use of the binary release of Apache OpenOffice on my Slackware desktop for compatablity with one of my employers.

Download the rpm tar file, untar, rpm2tgz and install. If no Java then simply untick the jdk option under advanced/java in Tools | Options (and no 'base' functionality, i.e. the database component won't work).

Under kde (both 14.2 and current) I find that I have to copy the .dekstop files to .local/share/applications/ and alter the exec path. XFCE just works as long as you install the 'desktop integration' package for freedesktop. OpenOffice installs to /opt so will co-exist with LO in /usr/local or wherever.

Back in my box now.
 
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Wink Gave up, compiled with no java

Well, as has been suggested several times, I compiled libreoffice without java. Most of it seems to work fine.

It may be that I've gone to the well once too often in my reinstalls, and exceeded some limit of Oracle's.

Thanks to all who contributed suggestions. This is a great group. I may keep fiddling with it, but I consider the question closed.

jrc

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:06 PM   #23
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Smile Oops - Quit too soon ! Fixed D/L with seamonkey !

Well halleluyah !

One person suggested using 'seamonkey' - and that cut thru whatever problems there were with my Firefox setup and made the download of jdk 8u192 happen with no problems !

So now I guess I somehow have FF set up wrong and will have to check that out. But the main problem is solved and can compile both LO and Scilab with java.

Thanks for the help.

jrch
 
Old 01-09-2019, 11:34 PM   #24
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Yay!
 
Old 01-10-2019, 12:02 AM   #25
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Well halleluyah !

One person suggested using 'seamonkey' - and that cut thru whatever problems there were with my Firefox setup and made the download of jdk 8u192 happen with no problems !

So now I guess I somehow have FF set up wrong and will have to check that out. But the main problem is solved and can compile both LO and Scilab with java.

Thanks for the help.

jrch
It is likely one or more of your extensions. I would try temporarily disabling any adblocker (ADB, uBlock, etc), script blocker (NoScript, uMatrix, etc), and/or privacy addons (Ghostery, TrackMeNot, etc) you may have and see if one of those fixes it. If none of them do, you could post a list of your addons and we may be able to suggest what one is causing it. Hopefully with whatever addon is causing it, we can find a way to whitelist the specific part of the Oracle page that you need rather than disabling the whole addon.
 
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Or @jrch could just use seamonkey to download the JDK when he needs to do that thing and not use seamonkey for much else.

@Skaendo mentioned earlier in the thread that javascript is required to see the Oracle page correctly, so that's probably the cause of the problem.
 
  


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