Issue 128290 - Office will not start and exits with a segmentation fault on Centos 8
Summary: Office will not start and exits with a segmentation fault on Centos 8
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 128242
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.7
Hardware: PC Linux 64-bit
: P5 (lowest) Major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2020-02-14 00:06 UTC by Carl Marcum
Modified: 2020-02-17 00:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Carl Marcum 2020-02-14 00:06:31 UTC
starting with a fresh Centos 8 install and ensuring there is no Libre or OpenOffice installed 4.1.7 using DNF (new YUM) package manager.
Installed RPM's and freedesktop RPM.
Office installed without error.
Office would not start using program launcher.
used Bash and started ./soffice from /opt/openoffice4/program dir.
exited with a segmentation fault.
Found this on user mailing list:
which had link to Bugzilla issue:
followed instructions from Ariel's comment and entered command:
$ ldd -v /opt/openoffice4/program/
and found I was also missing
but when I entered:
$ dnf whatprovides */
I received not found.
The library needed was only in the Centos PowerTools repo which was not enabled on my system.
After enabling it with:
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools
I found it was in gdk-pixbuf2-xlib
installed with:
$ sudo dnf install gdk-pixbuf2-xlib

And now the office starts
I do get this:
Gtk-Message: 19:00:56.058: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
but it does start.
Comment 1 oooforum (fr) 2020-02-15 09:43:10 UTC
My comment will not help but I have not any problem to use 4.1.7 with Debian 10.2 x64.
I use unofficial SF repo:
Comment 2 Andrea Pescetti 2020-02-15 22:19:49 UTC
You'll likely find this other issue useful:

See it for solution and if you happen to have clearer steps for the last comment please post THERE with more information.
Comment 3 Andrea Pescetti 2020-02-16 16:09:13 UTC
Closing as Carl managed to run 4.1.7 and explained all steps in

in detail (thanks!).

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 128242 ***