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Old 09-19-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Start of Openoffice 2.0 fails


Starting openoffice from the commandline fails with the following message (in a message box):

"The application could not be started.
An internal error occurred." (Translated from German)

OO was installed by downloading the rpm package converting it to tgz with rpm2tgz and then running packagetool.
I'm running Slackware 10.2 with KDE 3.4. It's the same with xfce.
I checked the md5 checksums.
I added the path /usr/local/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program and ~/share to etc/profile (echo $PATH proofs that).
In athread from the beginning of the year I read something about rpm2tgz cutting off parts of the files due to not enough memory. The tgz files generated by rpm2tgz are slightly smaller than the the rpms.

In the logfiles however I did not discover any message pointing to a reason.

What am I doing wrong? Any idea?

Thanks naparhi
Old 09-19-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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Use the OOo packages from
Old 09-19-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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or the SlackBuild script
Old 09-19-2006, 08:55 PM   #4
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I installed the latest OO2.0 by using rpm -i --nodeps without checking depended library, which it worked flawless. And I don't know how rpm2tgz works at the time, so try it out.

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Old 09-20-2006, 10:46 AM   #5
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I strongly recommend you use this slackbuild instead:

Download the OOo package and put in the same directory, run the slackbuild, and installpkg the package. That's all it takes. No guru-knowledge required, and a very clean approach.



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