OpenOffice 3 not starting

I previously updated OpenOffice on two computers via the repo at:

‘Index of /repositories/’

It seemed to be working on both machines, but after running an update
on both machines on 2 February, OO will not start on either machine,
neither by user nor by root. A fatal error dialog box pops up after OO
loads about 25% stating: “The application cannot be started”.

This occurs whether starting OO or an OO component (oowriter, etc…).
There are no errors or any information shown in a terminal window
either, OO justs initiates and then closes with the fatal error.
Deleting user profiles does nothing. Removing, deleting the OpenOffice
program directory, and reinstalling OO does nothing. There are no
indications of failed dependencies during installation.

Any ideas?


Griobhtha’s Profile:
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I’ve been haveing the same problems just noticed it last night i’ve even
downgraded OO still didn’t work deleted and reinstalled it still no joy
sorry im no help but will be watching the thread myself for anybodys


Havoc65’s Profile:
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here it is: ‘openoffice updated to 3.0.1 cant run - openSUSE Forums’

we have the same problems a couple of days ago and have a solution


torben_harms’s Profile:
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remuve all OpenOffice-files and after then install from:
‘Index of /repositories/’
it works my 11.1, KDE 4.2
and older works too if you will istall it

sorry my ‘english’


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Deleting all the packages & reinstalling from the OO repo

This seems to be a mismanagement of repositories issue rather than
simply package dependency issues. OpenSuSE should not have placed such
different and unique OpenOffice packages in the main repositories.


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