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Bug 156419 - Openoffice requires Java, but isn't pulled in as a dep
Summary: Openoffice requires Java, but isn't pulled in as a dep
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-29 22:33 UTC by Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-24 14:04:04 UTC

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Description Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-04-29 22:33:39 UTC
Description of problem:
I did a Rawhide "workstation" install 29. April 2005, and wanted to see the new
OpenOffice. Looked great (but where did that left vertical bar go? I loved that
thing!), but starting base revealed a serious problem - it needed a JRE (no
suprise) that was not installed (suprise).

On startup it spewed out an error:
javaldx: could not find a Java runtime enviroment!

It runs, but after you create a new database the program periodically spews out:
OpenOffice requires a JRE (...) Please install a JRE (...)
And it is a bit dysfunctional.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):*-1.9.96-2

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start openOffice
2.Watch the error messages
Actual results:
JRE dep is lacking. 

Expected results:
Should have a JRE dep, as it needs it...

Additional info:
It seems like this is also hurting startup time, as it runs a prosess called
"gij" (and later, javadlx) for a long time before actually starting.

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-05-03 07:26:30 UTC
> rpm -qRp | grep gcj
libgcj >= 4.0.0
This should be sufficient to require gcj/gij which should be sufficient to
replace java. Clearly something is not working, works for me of course so
perhaps there is an extra requirement.

Comment 2 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-05-03 16:03:33 UTC
I did a clean rawhide install april the 30th - downloaded the entire rawhide
three from Still have the copy if you want a ls -lR of it.

Installed a standard workstation install from the text-mode installer, selected
no  installer language and keyboard.

Maybe this is really an anaconda bug that should be seen together with OO bug
nr. 156423?

Anyway it does seem that i have libgcj-4.0.0-2 installed...

Comment 3 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-05-05 22:06:39 UTC
Is there anything i should try to yum in, just to test? Anything? This is a
testing rig, so just tell me what to do, reinstall if neccessary.

Comment 4 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-05-05 22:31:33 UTC
BTW. openoffice-*-1.9.100-1 doesn't fix this.

Comment 5 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-05-06 09:39:26 UTC
I did a "yum install eclipse", which pulled theese rpms:

 eclipse-platform        i386       1:3.1.0_fc-0.M6  development        42 M
Installing for dependencies:
 ant                     i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development       2.0 M
 ant-antlr               i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        20 k
 ant-apache-bcel         i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        23 k
 ant-apache-log4j        i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        18 k
 ant-apache-oro          i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        61 k
 ant-apache-regexp       i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        18 k
 ant-apache-resolver     i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        18 k
 ant-commons-logging     i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        19 k
 ant-jdepend             i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        27 k
 ant-jmf                 i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        15 k
 ant-jsch                i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        35 k
 ant-junit               i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        88 k
 ant-nodeps              i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development       375 k
 ant-swing               i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        18 k
 ant-trax                i386       1.6.2-3jpp_5fc   development        86 k
 antlr                   noarch     2.7.4-2jpp_1fc   development       296 k
 bcel                    noarch     5.1-1jpp_4fc     development       456 k
 classpathx-jaf          noarch     1.0-2jpp_3fc     development        57 k
 classpathx-mail         noarch     1.0-3jpp_1fc     development       252 k
 eclipse-ecj             i386       1:3.1.0_fc-0.M6  development       6.7 M
 gcc-java                i386       4.0.0-2          development       2.3 M
 gjdoc                   i386       0.7.4-4          development       1.1 M
 gnu-crypto              noarch     2.0.1-1jpp_3fc   development       606 k
 gnu-crypto-jce-jdk1.4   noarch     2.0.1-1jpp_3fc   development       111 k
 gnu-crypto-sasl-jdk1.4  noarch     2.0.1-1jpp_3fc   development        31 k
 jakarta-commons-beanut  i386       1.7.0-1jpp_2fc   development       402 k
 jakarta-commons-collec  i386       3.1-1jpp_2fc     development       1.0 M
 jakarta-commons-digest  i386       1.6-2jpp_2fc     development       395 k
 jakarta-commons-loggin  i386       1.0.4-2jpp_2fc   development       188 k
 jakarta-commons-modele  i386       1.1-3jpp_2fc     development       303 k
 java-1.4.2-gcj-compat   i386  development        14 k
 java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-  i386  development        14 k
 jdepend                 noarch     2.6-2jpp_3fc     development       197 k
 jessie                  noarch     1.0.0-6          development       348 k
 jsch                    i386       0.1.18-1jpp_1fc  development       332 k
 junit                   noarch     3.8.1-3jpp_4fc   development       179 k
 jzlib                   noarch     1.0.5-2jpp_1fc   development        35 k
 libgcj-devel            i386       4.0.0-2          development       1.0 M
 libswt3-gtk2            i386       1:3.1.0_fc-0.M6  development       5.2 M
 log4j                   noarch     1.2.8-7jpp_3fc   development       304 k
 mx4j                    i386       1:2.1.0-1jpp_5f  development       1.9 M
 oro                     noarch     2.0.8-1jpp_2fc   development        72 k
 regexp                  noarch     1.3-1jpp_4fc     development        30 k
 xalan-j2                noarch     2.6.0-2jpp_1fc   development       1.7 M
 xml-commons             i386       1.0-0.b2.6jpp_1  development        18 k
 xml-commons-apis        i386       1.0-0.b2.6jpp_1  development       257 k
 xml-commons-resolver    noarch     1.1-1jpp_4fc     development        61 k

After that, the problem went away. So some of the rpms mentioned here is needed :)

Comment 6 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-05-11 20:08:33 UTC
Still a problem on FC4-t3. Installation type "personal desktop".

This should definatly be fixed before fc4 final is released to the open -
FC4Target or FC4Blocker?

Comment 7 Warren Togami 2005-05-11 20:16:19 UTC
EasyFix that we should do, but find the exact req's.

Comment 8 Per Bjornsson 2005-05-11 20:37:35 UTC
One simple possibility might be that OOo migth depend on the specific paths etc.
Isn't java-1.4.2-gcj-compat the package that should fix that? Kyrre, since you
seem to have a broken system available, perhaps you can install just that
package additionally and see if it works?

Comment 9 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-05-11 21:48:40 UTC
yup, that solved it. Note that java-1.4.2-gcj-compat brougth in a whole lot of
deps. Btw. - why "compat"?

 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
 java-1.4.2-gcj-compat   i386  development        14 k
Installing for dependencies:
 gcc                     i386       4.0.0-4          development       2.6 M
 gcc-java                i386       4.0.0-4          development       2.3 M
 gjdoc                   i386       0.7.4-5          development       1.1 M
 glibc-devel             i386       2.3.5-6          development       2.0 M
 glibc-headers           i386       2.3.5-6          development       592 k
 glibc-kernheaders       i386       2.4-9.1.94       development       706 k
 gnu-crypto              noarch     2.0.1-1jpp_3fc   development       606 k
 gnu-crypto-jce-jdk1.4   noarch     2.0.1-1jpp_3fc   development       111 k
 gnu-crypto-sasl-jdk1.4  noarch     2.0.1-1jpp_3fc   development        31 k
 jessie                  noarch     1.0.0-6          development       348 k
 libgcj-devel            i386       4.0.0-4          development       1.0 M
 zlib-devel              i386        development        98 k

Comment 10 Warren Togami 2005-05-11 22:00:09 UTC
If possible we really need to avoid cases where a normal user installation
requires *-devel or compilers to be installed.  Find the *exact* deps necessary.

Comment 11 Hans de Goede 2005-05-12 06:06:24 UTC
I have seen this bug too, esp the startup delay is annoying. Couldn't it be that
the exact dep is java-1.4.2-gcj-compat, this provides jre / jdk mimicking
scripts. Maybe java-1.4.2-gcj-compat should be split in a jre and jdk part (or
java-1.4.2-gcj-compat and java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel)?

Comment 12 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-05-12 13:41:45 UTC
To me "*-devel" indicates header files...

Comment 13 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2005-05-18 22:33:37 UTC
Unfortunately, JPackage deviated from this convention for the SDK packages. 
java-1.4.2-gcj-compat contains the "JRE" parts and java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel
contains the "SDK" parts minus the "JRE" parts.  There was a bogus dependency on
gcc-java in java-1.4.2-gcj-compat (the JRE package), which is fixed in
java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-  This should minimize the dependencies
brought in by the base java-1.4.2-gcj-compat package.

Comment 14 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-23 23:22:39 UTC
So all we need is the requires added to OOo now?  If so, let's get that in.

Comment 15 Dan Williams 2005-05-24 02:00:37 UTC
Ok, I'll add a Requires on java-1.4.2-gcj-compat to the final build then.

Comment 16 Dan Williams 2005-05-24 14:04:04 UTC
Should be fixed in current rawhide.

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