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Hi, I need OpenOffice to do PPT 2 SWF conversion to put on a website. Obviously, this means OOo does not need a head and therefore no X. The other ...
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    Installing OpenOffice 3.1.1 without X


    Hi,

    I need OpenOffice to do PPT 2 SWF conversion to put on a website. Obviously, this means OOo does not need a head and therefore no X. The other problem is that I do not have root access to the server and cannot install X.

    I have tried configuring OOO 3.1.1 with the "--without-x" option and the script says X support is disabled, but then it dies saying it cannot find the X Development Libraries:
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    checking for XOpenDisplay in -lX11... no
    configure: error: X Development libraries not found
    How do I stop this? I've looked through the entire ./configure help and cannot really find anything else related to X.

    Thanks!
    AP

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    I assume you are running the conversion on a server via a client system? If you have X on your client system, set the DISPLAY environment variable on the server to the client host name or IP address:0. IE, "export DISPLAY=myclient.mydom.com:0" or "export DISPLAY=192.168.1.105:0" assuming that 192.168.1.105 is your client system IP address. Alternatively, you can install OOo on your client system and do the conversions there, copying them to the server file system when you are done.
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    Thanks Rubberman!

    I am doing this through a web interface, so there is no DISPLAY variable that can be set. Everything needs to take place on the server end. Is that possible with OOo?

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    There are VNC clients, some that are browser-based, so if you can install a VNC server on your Linux system, you can access a virtual X display and run OOo on the server with the output to your browser or other VNC client that way. However, that means that the X-Windows components still must be installed on the server.

    However, since you want your web server to be able to do the PPT 2 SWF conversion without the user interface elements of OOo and no X-windows support, this may be a problem. Sorry, but I am presently out of ideas.
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