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Bug 68943 - LibO cannot find JRE
Summary: LibO cannot find JRE
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-04 15:33 UTC by Phil Munck
Modified: 2015-04-20 18:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Phil Munck 2013-09-04 15:33:23 UTC
Problem description: LibreOffice no long works because it cannot find JRE.  If you are going to use JRE in this program, you have an obligation to see that it in fact runs.  Shame!

Steps to reproduce:
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Current behavior:

Expected behavior:

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 tommy27 2013-09-13 03:03:16 UTC
have you tried using
I have no troubles with it under Win7 64bit
Comment 2 Kumāra 2013-10-07 04:23:58 UTC
I believe you've installed the 64-bit JRE. LibO for Windows is 32-bit. (No 63-bit version available.) Please install the 32-bit JRE and report back.
Comment 3 ign_christian 2013-10-11 09:17:26 UTC
Hi Phil. Have you test LO What java version installed on your machine? 32bit java? You have 32bit Win7?
Comment 4 Kumāra 2013-10-11 09:49:26 UTC
I can confirm that the problem exist when one needs JRE to work with LibO for Windows.

To solve such a problem, I suggest specifying/highlighting that LibO for Windows does not work with JRE 64-bit.

For those who think JRE is no longer needed for LibO, bear in mind that some extensions, such as LanguageTool (a grammar checker), depend on it.
Comment 5 tommy27 2013-10-11 10:34:49 UTC
set status to NEW according to Comment 4
Comment 6 Markus Mohrhard 2013-10-14 04:42:35 UTC
There was another issue that I just fixed. LibreOffice 4.1 did not detect JRE6 even in the 32bit version.

I fixed it in master and will backport the change to the 4-1 branch. It should be available in
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Comment 8 Buovjaga 2015-04-20 18:18:59 UTC
Never had this issue with >4.3. Closing as WFM.
Phil: feel free to open, if this still occurs to you with LibO 4.4.x.