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Why can't I open LibreOffice components on Oracle Linux 7? [closed]

asked 2014-08-02 08:57:42 +0100

Jusle gravatar image

updated 2016-03-01 17:04:31 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hello,

I've just installed LibreOffice (Fresh) 4.3.0.4 on Oracle Linux, which is RHEL based distro, very same as CentOS or Scientific Linux. When I try to open any LibreOffice component, I get error message:

Component cannot be loaded, possibly broken or incomplete installation. Full error message:
loading component library 
<file:///opt/libreoffice4.3/program/../program/libswlo.so> failed.

I didn't have any LibreOffice previously installed; this is a clean system with the EPEL repository.

I downloaded the latest rpm, untarred, opened RPMS directory and ran yum install [star]rpm. The installation didn't have any errors or warnings.

System info: Oracle Linux 7, kernel 3.10.0-123.4.4.el7.x86_64, java version "1.8.0_11", Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_11-b12), Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.11-b03, mixed mode)

Any help would be appreciated. Thank You!

P.S. The Still version 4.2.6.2 seems to work, but it would be nice to use the latest version.

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answered 2014-09-17 20:26:17 +0100

chmod6755 gravatar image

Had the same problem. Doing:

$ ldd /opt/libreoffice4.3/program/libswlo.so

Revealed that libswlo.so needed libGLU.so, which was not available. So did:

# yum search libGLU

and found it was part of Mesa so did the following to install that:

# yum install mesa-libGLU.x86_64

(If running 32-bit, youl'll need to change the above to mesa-libGLU.i686.)

This resolved the problem for me.

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answered 2014-08-03 03:08:29 +0100

oweng gravatar image

This particular error has recently been reported in bug fdo#80972 but is unconfirmed as yet (and is for an upgrade). Other reports I can find on the internet relating to this error are situations where either another instance of LO is running (Arch Linux bug fs#29583) or a component failed to install (Arch Linux BBS thread). Try running this command to get a report of the linking:

$ ldd /opt/libreoffice4.3/program/libswlo.so

Also check $PATH does not contain anything that may be affecting the install location.

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