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Hello all, I had a difficult OpenOffice.org 2.0 installation after getting rid of OOo 1.1 . Now I get "Error loading BASIC of document" (with path) errors upon startup and/or ...
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- 11-26-2005 #1
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- Aug 2005
OOo errors, help with making a symlink
I had a difficult OpenOffice.org 2.0 installation after getting rid of OOo 1.1 . Now I get "Error loading BASIC of document" (with path) errors upon startup and/or save of documents. This doesn't affect the working of the program which goes just fine.
However, I can't install new dictionnaries. Wizzard works fine but upon restart they don't appear.
It appears the two things are linked. Some googling and I found someone with the same problem who got it solved.
As I understand the problem, because of old OOo installations the programs looks for components in (empty) directoryCode:
The proposed solution is to symlink the two directories. My problem is... I don't know how to do that . I'm a complete newbie with linux and not a command line fanatic.
I tried creating shortcuts with Konqueror (logging in as root to have permissions) but it doesn't work. As I understand, a "link to location" is not a symlink. = )
So, could anyone help me out ? How could I link the second directory to the first, so as to "fool" OpenOffice ?
Thanks for your answer !
- 11-26-2005 #2
As root, type the following into a terminal:Code:
ln -s /opt/openoffice.org2.0 /usr/lib/openofficeLooking for a distro? Look here.
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- 11-30-2005 #3
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- Aug 2005
Thanks for the help.
It didn't do exactly what I wanted - creating a virtual "OOo2.0" folder inside the old folder, and not directly its contents.
So I symlinked the contents of the new directory and I obtained what I wanted.
Unfortunately this didn't solve the problem... It seems that OOo2.0 is looking for files that simply don't exist on my computer. I will look more into it as soon as I have some time.
Thanks anyway, now i know what a symlink is and how to do one = )