Need help getting OpenOffice to work on FreeBSD 6.0-release

chris at chris at
Mon Jan 16 17:22:40 PST 2006

Try compiling it from scratch seems to me like you installed the wrong
package doesnt matter what the name of the lib is as long as its in the
path even though it takes hours try compiling it from source

> I installed the package for OpenOffice 2.0 for FreeBSD 6.0 (which needed
> openssl-beta, which I installed).  Now, when trying to run OpenOffice I
> get:
> /libexec/ Shared object "" not found, required
> by "javaldx"
> /libexec/ Shared object "" not found, required
> by "soffice.bin"
> I put symlinks in /usr/local/lib to these files using their names (i.e.
> the symlinks are the same names as the files), the files were installed
> to:
> /usr/local/openoffice.org2.0.0/program
> So, I figured that ldconfig would take care of everything on the next
> bootup.  Well, I'm still getting the same problem.  I did ldconfig -r |
> grep <for_the_files>.  ldconfig knows about "" but not
> "".  I suspect it's because doesn't follow
> the lib<something>.so.[0-9] convention being looked for (as is spelled out
> in the man page).
> So, my question is simple.  Can anyone help me get OpenOffice running?
> Thanks,
> Andy
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