[arch-general] Dropping Oracle OpenOffice

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Mon Mar 14 06:11:41 EDT 2011

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 10:59:20AM +0100, Ondřej Kučera wrote:
> Hello,
> On 7.3.2011 18:45, Andreas Radke wrote:
> >LibreOffice has recently proved to be a solid replacement for Oracle
> >OpenOffice. I'm about to drop all Oracle OOo packages from our repos.
> I have a small concern. I regularly need to do a batch conversion of
> ODS files to CSV. For a long time I've been using JODConverter [1]
> to do so. However, with (Arch Linux's) LibreOffice it doesn't seem
> to work. I've found users claiming that JODConverter works with
> LibreOffice for them [2] (they don't mention their distribution
> though), I've also found an open bug report about connecting to
> LibreOffice [3] but I don't think it applies here.
> Anyway this is the error I'm getting:
> java.net.ConnectException: connection failed:
> 'socket,host=,port=2002,tcpNoDelay=1';
> java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
> With openoffice-base everything works fine. I've tried to look at
> PKGBUILDs of both packages to see if there isn't a visible
> difference in configure options that might be a culprit but the
> PKGBUILDs are a bit too complicated for me to understand them well.
> Is there anyone who would be able to help me make this work? I'd
> really appreciate it, this is the last reason that forces me to use
> Oracle's OpenOffice.

I'd guess that LibreOffice is probably just listening at the wrong port.
Did you check [1]? Looks kinda related.

[1] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=110406

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