Open Office start up problem

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Sun Feb 29 14:48:19 PST 2004

> Hi,
> This is probably a simple problem, but can someone please tell me what's 
> happening here?
> $ ./soffice
> .: Can't open 
> /usr/home/eamon/OpenOffice.org1.1.0/program/ No such 
> file or directory
> $

I got that too and noticed that, sure enough, there was no such 
file as in that directory.   So, I CD-d there
and did a   'touch'  and it all seems happy now.
Maybe I missed a step that should have put it there, and I have
been negligent in pursuing OpenOffice docs, but it's working so...

There was one more file that it wanted and an empty file seemed to
make it happy, but I can't remember the name right now.   After doing
a touch on both of them, things came up and ran fine as far as I can
tell.   I am not a very demanding user of those kind of office packages
so I may be eliminating some niceties by cheating like this that I
just haven't notices. 

There is probably something in the docs about those files, so, if
all else fails read the instructions...


> Thanks,
> Eamon

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