Open Office shipped with Ubuntu is broken.

Bug #76450 reported by Giorgos Koklas
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #72262: Form Wizard in Base does not complete. Edit Remove
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Binary package hint: openoffice.org

It seems that many of the bugs related to OO shipped with Ubuntu are Ubuntu and Debian specific. People have suggested that this is related to the way OO is compiled with gcj.

There are many reports in launchpad concerning wizards that simply won't work because of this, making the suite useless (i.e. OO base form wizard is broken). More details can be found here :
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=354895
(link provided in a bug report in launchpad).

However, if a user installs the OpenOffice.org version (using alien tool) the suite works as it is supposed to.

So, I believe that Ubuntu should provide an Open Office that works just like in Suse, Fedora and even Windows......Please fix that. It's a major pain having to install the suite from scratch for the end user!!

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Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) wrote :

I've no problem with it in Edgy or Feisty (dev branch). Isn't gcj (and gij) part of the base install ?

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Giorgos Koklas (geo-kok-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

You can find various bug reports in launchpad. As an example try bug report No. 72262 (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/72262).
However, for a more complete list with the bugs discovered so far check this out:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=354895

Most of them are easy to reproduce and affect the suite in a serious way, in my opinion that is. Perhaps you could confirm this report after trying them yourself :) .

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