I'm on windows XP with openoffice 3.2.1 already installed, then
I downloaded the beta of LO, the installation goes well,
but it uninstall openoffice.org without asking me.. then I try to launch
LO and it says that the application can't be launhed 'cause there is a wrong
configuration (sorry I've the italian translation)
I tried to rebbot the machine but I got the same error
I can reproduce that installing LibreOffice uninstalls OpenOffice.org, but not the failure to start. So there are probably two different bugs that you are seeing. If you want to keep using the Italian localisation, I suggest you uninstall LibreOffice and install OpenOffice.org until we have an Italian UI pack available?
uhmm.. I want to get to libreoffice a try :)
of course I can use oo.org ..
I have some input on this, and have just chatted with the folks on IRC about it. My system is running W2K which, like XP, does not have the side-by-side folders in the basic edition. (possibly introduced in a later service pack?)
The error is partially with OO.o and partially with LO. On installing LO, it runs the uninstall for OO.o. This uninstall removes files from the system32 folder, specifically MSVCR90.dll and MSVCP90.dll. Both of these files are installed via the MS C++ 9 redistributable pack, and are used by other software also.
On installing, LO installs it's own copies of these files inside its installation folders but does not put them into the system32 folder. LO actually installs 4 copies of each of these files, instead of using the centralized file in system32 or sxs:
For those experiencing this problem, simply copy these two files to your system32 folder and everything will work normally.
gypsymauro: Please, is this still valid with the Beta2?
it seems closed for me, anyone else?
To have a try, install in other user only for this user.
This works for me with beta 2 in Windows 7.
Installing LibreOffice no longer uninstalls OpenOffice.org (since beta2). Resolving this as fixed. We never got any more information about the failure to start that the reporter also mentioned, so I'll assume that was some other glitch but not reproducible.
Closing - Sophie
Remove infoprovider from closed and resolved bugs.
RESOLVED, FIXED or CLOSED bugs cant be KEYWORD NEEDINFO.