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 -> OpenOffice.org / Java) and the OO Java package has been installed it still gives me this error message:

OpenOffice.org 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.


Try the solutions mentioned in this thread:

  • Close OOo and delete the ~/.openoffice.org/3/user/config/javasettings_Linux_x86.xml file
  • If that didn't work, rename your OOo user profile (~/.openoffice.org)

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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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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