Bug 67349 - Other: [Ubuntu 12.04] Writer doesn't start because it can't find liblpsolve55.so
Summary: Other: [Ubuntu 12.04] Writer doesn't start because it can't find liblpsolve55.so
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high major
Assignee: Björn Michaelsen
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-07-26 10:50 UTC by Galvatron
Modified: 2013-07-29 12:54 UTC (History)
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Description Galvatron 2013-07-26 10:50:57 UTC
This is what happens after running "libreoffice --writer":

avaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
Warning: failed to read path from javaldx
/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: liblpsolve55.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I have the latest OpenJDK, instead of Oracle Java.
Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2013-07-26 16:14:41 UTC
Are you using TDF builds or builds from the Ubuntu ppa?
Comment 2 Galvatron 2013-07-26 19:04:25 UTC
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2013-07-26 19:45:23 UTC
tested again, worksforme (and about >16000 others who have downloaded that package, I guess).
Whats the output of:

find /usr/lib/libreoffice/program -name '*.so'|xargs ldd|grep solve


Also do you have any other fancy PPAs installed, that might disturb this?
Comment 4 Galvatron 2013-07-26 20:01:53 UTC
I don't see any.

liblpsolve55.so => not found
Comment 5 Galvatron 2013-07-26 20:18:55 UTC
Problem solved, as of now. In Ubuntu this lib is provided by Calc (and libreoffice-dbg, but it's a monster occupying over 2GB). Installing Calc is a temporary workaround.
Comment 6 Björn Michaelsen 2013-07-28 18:46:50 UTC
lowering prio because of workaround, taking ...
Comment 7 Björn Michaelsen 2013-07-29 12:54:15 UTC
resolving here, as it is a packaging bug, not one of libreoffice. Continue at:


for Ubuntu.