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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice 3.4 installation problem
Date Sat, 19 May 2012 19:41:16 GMT

Hello Bernd,

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:16:02PM +0200, Bernd Speiser wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just downloaded
> Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
> and have installed according to the instructions (e.g. Installation
> Guide). For testing, I have installed to a `local' directory in a
> user subdirectory (i.e., not to interfere with the `old' system-wide
> installation of OpenOffice 3.3.0).
> The README file lists as requirements,among others:
> * Linux Kernel version 2.6.18 or higher
> * glibc2 version 2.5 or higher

This is no longer valid. I'll submit an issue ASAP to update that

> I have kernel 2.6.27 and my points to (so, I
> guess, I have version 2.9).

you can get the glibc version by running on a terminal:

]$ /lib/

This will print information like the following (from Fedora 16):

GNU C Library development release version 2.14.90, by Roland McGrath et al.
Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
Compiled by GNU CC version 4.6.2 20111027 (Red Hat 4.6.2-1).
Compiled on a Linux 3.2.6 system on 2012-02-21.
Available extensions:
        Support for some architectures added on, not maintained in glibc core.
        The C stubs add-on version 2.1.2.
        crypt add-on version 2.1 by Michael Glad and others
        GNU Libidn by Simon Josefsson
        Native POSIX Threads Library by Ulrich Drepper et al
        RT using linux kernel aio
For bug reporting instructions, please see:

> When I start the soffice executablle in openoffoce.org3/program, I
> get the following error message:
> openoffice.org3/program> ./soffice
> javaldx failed. User must select a JRE from options dialog!/home/bs/software/openoffice/openoffice.org3/program/soffice.bin:
> /lib/ version `GLIBC_2.11' not found (required by /home/bs/software/openoffice/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/program/
> /home/bs/software/openoffice/openoffice.org3/program/soffice.bin:
> /lib/ version `GLIBC_2.11' not found (required by /home/bs/software/openoffice/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/program/
> On another installation (where the points to
>, I can start OpenOffice 3.4.
> Is the information in the README incorrect and I need to update the
> system on the first installation described?

Yes, the information is incorrect.
You need to update your system, or submit a bug asking for us to
downgrade the system requirements in a next release.

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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