OpenOffice.org Java and AMD64 SOLVED
doko at ubuntu.com
Fri Sep 30 00:30:32 UTC 2005
You may want to add this information in a wiki page. Tollef, maybe we
should mention this in the package description?
Andy Choens wrote:
> I am posting this here so it's in the archives in case anyone else wants
> to do this. If you aren't trying to get Java to work in OpenOffice.org
> on AND64, then this is really a waste of your time. If you
> are.....here's the solution.
> I was disapointed with the speed OOo ran at under Java in Ubuntu. My
> system was using the Free Software Foundation libraries for Java
> emulation. Although I agree with this idea from an ideological
> standpoint, it's just to slow to use right now. I need to be able to
> manipulate some relatively large databases I made using the HSQLDB
> engine on my old machine, and this simply wasn't cutting it.
> So, I tried to install the amd64 version of Java. A little apt-get and
> I was in business, right? No! So, I installed Sun Java 1.5. Same
> deal. No matter what I did, OpenOffice would not recognize these as
> legitimate JREs. I was getting soooo frustrated. Then, while in
> synaptic staring at everything it called up when I searched for
> openoffice, I saw a compatibility library installed called ia32. This
> is a set of runtime libs so OpenOffice can run on AMD64. That means
> that OpenOffice.org is NOT compiled for AMD64 on my machine. I assumed
> it was...since I am using the AMD64 version of Ubuntu.
> I then installed Sun Java 1.5 !!x86!! to /usr/lib32. When I pointed
> OpenOffice to this JRE, it accepted it right away and now OpenOffice.org
> runs like greased lightning.
> I wish I had known earlier that OOo was still compiled 32-bit! Much
> PITA could have been saved.
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