OpenOffice.org 3 Recovery Loop/Crash Fix


After going around and around in the document recovery loop/crash with the newest OpenOffice (3), I have decided to document my steps and post the resolution in hopes that it will help many of our Linux brethren 🙂

I went through the following:
Completely uninstalled OpenOffice 2 and the installation of OpenOffice 3
I installed OpenOffice 3 (sudo dpkg -i *.deb) from within the DEBS folder
I then installed desktop integration from the desktop-integration folder

I renamed .openoffice.org2 to openoffice.org2.backup

I deleted the Recovery.xcu file

I did: OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome

When I’d start OpenOffice from shell (soffice) and (soffice -writer), it immediately went right into Document Recovery mode and gave this output in Bash:
terminate called after throwing an instance of ‘com::sun::star::uno::RuntimeException’
terminate called after throwing an instance of ‘com::sun::star::uno::RuntimeException’

I also had made sure that the .openoffice and .openoffice2 folders were not owned by root

Finally, I found this post:

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