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I installed the ODT to LaTex converter for OpenOffice under Ubuntu 9.04 because I wanted to convert my basic document template and even though it found the proper Sun JRE (Version is 1.6.0_14, ddisplayed under Tools -> Options -> / Java) and the OO Java package has been installed it still gives me this error message: requires a Java runtime einvornment (JRE) to perform this task. The selected JRE is defective....

I ran out of ideas on how to fix this.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Try the solutions mentioned in this thread:

  • Close OOo and delete the ~/ file
  • If that didn't work, rename your OOo user profile (~/

If these don't work, look through the thread for a number of other workarounds. This bug report also seems relevant to your issue: Stream of JRE errors when going to "Macros" tab in frame properties

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Thanks a lot, deleting the file worked fine! – Daff Aug 26 '09 at 7:21

Does it require "a" JRE or "that" JRE? Cus couldn't you just install another Java environment and it'll work?

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