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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: 3.4.1 keeps dying
Date Sat, 27 Oct 2012 20:14:08 GMT
On 27/10/2012 Dean Allen Provins, P. Geoph. wrote:
> I thought I'd try 3.4.1, so obtained the DEB files and ran
> "dpkg -i *.deb" on the extracted files.
> When I fire it up, it takes a while, but opens a spreadsheet, but
> then chokes, recovers and re-opens the sheet.

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You are very likely experiencing a profile conflict, see the first Known 
Issue here:

To solve it, close OpenOffice, run
$ mv ~/ ~/
and restart OpenOffice to recreate a clean profile.

If you still have 3.3 installed, you'd better store the 3.3 and 3.4 
profiles in different directories to prevent conflicts. To do so, find 
the "bootstraprc" file in your OpenOffice 3.4.1 installation tree and 
edit it so that UserInstallation is set to something specific: for 
example, set it to $SYSUSERCONFIG/.openoffice-341-profile

> "javaldx failed. User must select a JRE from options dialog!"

This warning is a separate issue. Users notice it because OpenOffice 
prints it first, but it may well be unrelated to the stability problems 
you are seeing, especially because when you see this warning OpenOffice 
is not using any JRE.


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