FS#22152 - LibreOffice needs java runtime

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Thomas Schuetz (Murray_B) - Monday, 20 December 2010, 08:15 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 24 December 2010, 13:11 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


LibreOffice needs a java runtime. I just installed LibreOffice and tried to start LibreOffice Calc the first time and get a message that it needs a jre. So it is not optional! I don't know, maybe it just needs it for the start-wizard. After starting LibreOffice one time with an installed jre I could delete the jre again and everything works fine.

By the way, I thought the official homepage of LibreOffice is http://www.libreoffice.org/ and not http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LibreOffice like written in the package "libreoffice" the language-packages all use http://www.documentfoundation.org. It's a bit irritating.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Friday, 24 December 2010, 13:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  fixed in trunk for RC2
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:00 GMT
I was told you can start LibO even without having java installed. It was a few times to click away the msg that is shown, then java is indeed optional. Can you confirm this?
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:12 GMT
it doesn't work without java. i tried it myself and i couldn't make it work without it.
Comment by Thomas Schuetz (Murray_B) - Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:32 GMT
I could click away the message three times, and after that LibreOffice closed. So java isn't optional.