[Solved] Jabref connection setup finds more than 1 exe.

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[Solved] Jabref connection setup finds more than 1 exe.

Postby PalD » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:58 pm

Hi there,
I'm using Jabref citation manager to integrate references in my OO writer odt files. Used to work like a charm. After updating both OO to v 4.1.5 and Jabref (v4.3.1.) I get this weird error message on trying to establish a connection between Jabref and OO writer "Found more than one OpenOffice/LibreOffice executable. Please choose which one to connect to". Both options are C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice 4 and neither of them get me connected to the opened odt file. Uninstalling and re-installing both Jabref and OO had no effect. JRE packages are installed correctly, seems like there are two installations running? Running out of options, anybody a clue? Win7 64bit, Jabref 32bit
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Re: Jabref OO connection setup finds more than 1 OO executab

Postby RusselB » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:08 am

First off, Welcome to the Forums,
Since this is a recent problem involving two different programs, only one of which is supported (to my knowledge) on this forum, my first question would be, did you do a reboot between the installations?
You state that the error message states that there is more than one executable found, yet in the path you specified, no executable is specified.
OpenOffice consists of many executables... one for each section. scalc.exe for Calc, swriter.exe for Writer, sbase.exe for Base (etc.)
Does the error message actually specify which executable it is finding more than one of?
Do you have both LibreOffice and OpenOffice installed? Normally there is no problem in having both installed on the same system.
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Re: Jabref OO connection setup finds more than 1 OO executab

Postby PalD » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:14 am

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, rebooted my system. I know there's no executable under C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice 4 Jabref simply requests the location of the OO installation where it will search for soffice.exe within the program folder. Just checked and there's only one soffice.exe located there. Only have OpenOffice installed; no LibreOffice. Surprisingly though (at least to me) I can't locate OpenOffice under the start menu, only find an empty OpenOffice 4.1.5 folder. Thats why I thought this might be an OpenOffice issue.
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Re: Jabref OO connection setup finds more than 1 OO executab

Postby PalD » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:06 pm

Well as Administrator I do find OpenOffice files under the start menus OpenOffice 4.1.5 folder, but not as user. I this correct or an installation failure? If so, then how to proceed?
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Re: Jabref OO connection setup finds more than 1 OO executab

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:28 pm

Normally, during installation of OpenOffice, one is asked "Install for this User only, or for all Users" (words to that effect). Try a reinstallation and select to install for all users.
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Re: Jabref OO connection setup finds more than 1 OO executab

Postby PalD » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:27 pm

@RoryOF thanks, that solved the availability under the start menu. However still no connection with Jabref, will take this issue with the Jabref forum
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