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Author Topic: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3  (Read 297 times)

ffranklloyd

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Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« on: April 22, 2017, 10:22:42 am »

Hi,

I tried installing LibreOffice 5.3 but it gave me this error.

javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
Warning: failed to read path from javaldx
/opt/libreoffice5.3/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmergedlo.so: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

Please help.

Thanks,
Frank
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retired1af

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 10:46:57 pm »

Did it install? Can you start the program?

LibreOffice will complain if Java or IcedTea is not installed, but it's not absolutely necessary for the core features of LibreOffice.
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ffranklloyd

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 09:57:23 am »

It got installed but the error was still there. I tried installing Java but still didn't work.
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nightflier

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 04:34:50 pm »

I tried LO in VL 7.2 Beta and could not duplicate this error. Without a jre it does warn, but runs fine.

Please tell us what version of VL you are using.. 7.1? STD? 32 or 64 bit?
Did you install LO using gslapt?
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overthere

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 04:45:08 pm »

If you require java in libreoffice install openjre from the repository and then logout and back in.
this will remove the following terminal error.

without jre you will get the following in terminal
user:$ libreoffice5.3
javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
Warning: failed to read path from javaldx

you can remove the first by unchecking use java in tools/ options/ advanced, in word or any.

I do not think there are many features that require java anymore as most were changed to python or some such.

As already mentioned the error is not an issue, however if your error is more complicated you may have a corruption issue somewhere. Please post the exact error along with nightfliers requests above
« Last Edit: April 23, 2017, 04:47:52 pm by overthere »
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ffranklloyd

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 07:10:54 pm »

I'm using VL 7.1 Light Edition 32 bit. I don't even know what LO means to begin with nor gslapt? I'm a noob. Maybe you could give me the step by step process. Thanks
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ffranklloyd

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 07:18:12 pm »

This is the actual error in the terminal:

javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
Warning: failed to read path from javaldx
/opt/libreoffice5.3/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmergedlo.so: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory


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overthere

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 09:39:04 pm »

Hi ffranklloyd

LO means libre office and gslapt is the Vectorlinux package manager available on the menu.
I would recommend selecting packages available via the package manager first.

I also recommend the newer Vectorlinux 7.2 light B2, however

to use the package manager

Open the gslapt item on the system menu by clicking the menu item, it will ask for your root password,

Once open, click the update button(top left corner) to refresh the package list. then type libreoffice or openjre or java in the text box, it should list available items.

Installed items have a blue checkbox. you can right click and select uninstall or remove. uninstalled items are white, check the box or right click the item and select install, then click apply or execute at the top right, the pop up dialog will show what is to be installed, click ok or apply and wait for it to finish. when done close the package manager. for java log out and log back in.

I am using the Vector light 7.2 B2 and do not get the error for libmergedlo library, but if you attempted to install libreoffice and or java from an outside source it may have not installed the library correctly giving an additional error.

By the way you are not a noob you are simply a vectorite who requires assistance, I am a fellow user attempting to assist.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 09:59:16 pm by overthere »
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ffranklloyd

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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2017, 09:53:32 am »

Awesome Thanks! It's working now.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2017, 10:18:27 am by ffranklloyd »
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Re: Help installing LibreOffice 5.3
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2017, 10:19:09 am »

Nice job sticking with it and making it work.  :)

I assume you figured out how to copy the launchers from /usr/share/applications to your Desktop?
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