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Re: [libreoffice-users] can' t run libreoffice in amd64 debian/lenny

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 8:08 PM, webmaster@krackedpress.com
<webmaster@krackedpress.com> wrote:
> On 01/08/11 18:06, baldwin linguas wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I downloaded the debs for amd64 libreoffice, and did
>> dpkg -i *.debs in the DEBS dir.
>> Trying to run soffice from /opt (where it installed) gives:
>> /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error:
>> /opt/libreoffice/basis3.3/program/libcairo.so.2: undefined symbol:
>> pixman_region32_init
>> Same thing if I try to run individual components (i.e., swriter).
>> This is, as mentioned, on Debian/Lenny, amd64.
>> libcairo.so.2, incidentally, is in /usr/lib, not in /opt...
>> Obviously, it's looking in the wrong place for this library.
>> Oddly, I had similar trouble trying to run kompozer and acroread
>> (looking in the wrong place for libs),
>> although I'm sure that's completely unrelated to libreoffice.
>> All the same, I have all these same programs running fine on a 32bit
>> debian lenny machine in another room,
>> so, I can't help but think it has something to do with amd64.
>> please assist.
>> thanks,
>> tony
> I know that there are a lot of 32-bit libraries that will be
> included when you run a 32-bit program on a 64-bit Linux OS
> I run Ubuntu 64-bit [Debian 64-bit], and also use Kompozer.
> There is a Terminal command to try to help with dependent libraries.
> Try:    sudo aptitude full-upgrade
> Also if you can find the terminal install for kompozer or some other
> 32-bit app that does not work, you could try a version of
> sudo aptitude install {the name of the item to be installed}
> This command [according to my book] to download, unpack, install
> the package[s] and those packages it depends on.  It has to be
> something that can be installed from the repository, for your first try.
> I do not know if it works with non-repository items like LO, since
> "Aptitude" seems like another way to install packages instead of
> through the Synaptic Package Manager.
> I have run the "full-upgrade" and also gone through the Synaptic
> package manager to look for any and all 32-bit libraries [lib32.....].
> "lib32" search gave me 39 packages and I saw some "32-bit runtime"
> in the list.  Also there are "support" libraries.  So see how many of these
> are installed. There is some list, somewhere, of the 32-bit libraries
> needed and a command to install them.  I just do not remember
> what or where.
> Try the full-upgrade [not update] and see if it works.  If not, try
> to look for the 32-bit libraries in Synaptic and install them, as long
> as they do not uninstall anything by doing so.  Or try to see if
> you can use the "install" option for some 32-bit app.

Well, I'm using Debian, not Ubuntu.
There is no sudo (at least, not without some fiddlng, I have it
enabled on my other machine, but haven't done the fiddling on this one, yet).
Kompozer is not in the Debian repos, so I could not install it with aptitude.
(like, no aptitude install libreoffice, because that's not in the repos).
I had downloaded it from the kompozer site. They had a .deb package.
Of course, it was not 64bit specific.

Now, the libreoffice files I installed, however, ARE the 64bit .debs

All the libraries these programs are seeking are already installed on
the machine,
additionally. I use aptitude all the time, but it's not going to
solve this problem.
I have the libcairo.so.2 (just like the libraries acroread and
kompozer were seeking),
it's just that it's in /usr/lib, not in /opt/libreoffice/program

As far as installing the 32bit versions, well, synaptic, like aptitude, is only
offering me what was built for my architecture.
I'd either have to mess with my apt/sources.list, or download and install
by hand to get the 32bit libs, and I shudder to think what the possible
consequences elsewhere might be, such as on programs that otherwise
need those libs, and are expecting to find the arch-appropriate versions.
That just seems like a really bad idea. I don't know. I could be wrong,
but it frightens me.

Now, it DOES suddenly occur to me, I could either cp the library there, or
make a symbolic link...hmmmm...I wonder if that would solve the problem.
I question why libreoffice is looking for a lib in it's own program
directory, if it
doesn't include that lib, all the same.

I haven't the slightest idea how to get kompozer, and, especially, acroread,
to look in the right place, but, at least here, with LO, I know WHERE
libreoffice is expecting
to find said lib...so, I'll try that (cp or ln it in that dir) and get
back to the list with any results.
It wouldn't surprise me to learn that, once that particular lib has
been found, it may still
be looking for others in the wrong place.

I've never owned a 64 bit machine before, and I'm beginning to see
why. It seems they're not well supported,
even by software that is supposedly written for them.


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[libreoffice-users] can' t run libreoffice in amd64 debian/lennybaldwin linguas <baldwinlinguas@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-users] can' t run libreoffice in amd64 debian/lenny"webmaster@krackedpress.com" <webmaster@krackedpress.com>
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