OpenOffice help problem

The help system in 2.0 will not work if it was not compiled with java support, so you will receive the following message when opening the help:

The help file for this topic is not installed.

Recompile openoffice with the java USE flag. To do this, either add it to /etc/portage/package.use to apply the flag to openoffice only:

app-office/openoffice java

At the time of writing, with the use flags set for my system, the following packages will be installed.

localhost steph # emerge -av openoffice

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild  N    ] dev-java/java-config-1.2.11-r1  15 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] dev-java/blackdown-jdk-  USE="X alsa -browserplugin - doc -mozilla -nsplugin" 33,570 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] virtual/jdk-1.4.2  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] dev-java/ant-core-1.6.2-r5  USE="-doc -source" 6,134 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] virtual/jre-1.4.2  0 kB 
[ebuild   R   ] app-office/openoffice-2.0.3  USE="eds firefox gtk java* pam xml -binfilter -cairo -debug -gnome 
-kde -ldap -mono -odk" LINGUAS="-af -ar -be_BY -bg -bn -bs -ca -cs -cy -da -de -el -en -en_GB -en_US -en_ZA -es 
-et -fa -fi -fr -gu_IN -he -hi_IN -hr -hu -it -ja -km -ko -lt -mk -nb -nl -nn -nr -ns -pa_IN -pl -pt -pt_BR -ru 
-rw -sh_YU -sk -sl -sr_CS -st -sv -sw_TZ -th -tn -tr -ts -vi -xh -zh_CN -zh_TW -zu" 0 kB 

Total size of downloads: 39,720 kB

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]

Once java is installed you can add the java flag to the USE variable in /etc/make.conf so that all new packages will use it (and all existing packages will use it when they're rebuilt, provided you use emerge's --newuse flag of course).

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