Open Office 3 error on Fedora 11


After installing OpenOffice 3.1.0 from RPMS on Fedora 11 with:

prompt# yum localinstall *
prompt# yum localinstall desktop-integration/openoffice.org3.1-redhat-menus-3.1-9399.noarch.rpm

Starting Calc (or any other component) will terminate with the error:

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Basically this means that the OpenOffice binary cannot find it’s own library…


First check if you have this file installed, fe. like:

prompt# locate

Which should output something like this:


If not execute:

prompt# yum localinstall

Finally let Open Office know where to find it’s library with:

prompt# echo “/usr/lib/” > /etc/
prompt# ldconfig

Open Office now starts normally using the menu or console like:

prompt# openoffice.org3

September 8th, 2009 - Posted in fedora 11 | | 6 Comments