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A Zip program is not actually required by LibreOffice, just the configuration utility. At least not for java programming in Netbeans. The application usually used in Windows is bzip2 but the LO config utility doesn't recognise this. To get around this, just create an empty text file, name it Zip.exe and give its path to LO. Bingo, the configuration tool swallows the bait and allows you to proceed with the installation.

Probably won't work with C++ but Java has its own compression utilities anyway.

Also, MinGW which you've probably installed to get a compatable GNU compiler includes its own Zip utility that LO doesn't recognise. Obviously some work to do for the LO developers but in the mean time a dummy file named Zip.exe works fine.