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Date:      Fri, 06 Feb 2009 19:32:19 -0500
From:      Michael Powell <>
Subject:   Re: having trouble with OpenOffice
Message-ID:  <gmikpo$hl8$>
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Andrew Falanga wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 10:08 PM, Adam Vande More
> <>wrote:
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Tonight I finally took the bull by the horns and got OpenOffice
>>> installed. However, I'm not having a problem that I haven't found an
>>> answer to yet but seems to be related to the X server (from searches on
>>> the net). So, I do this:
>>> [andy@sniper /usr/home/andy]$ /usr/local/bin/
>>> I18N: Operating system doesn't support locale "en_US"
>>> The application cannot be started.
>>> The component manager is not available.
>>> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>>> As you can tell, OpenOffice failed because my OS doesn't support locale
>>> "en_US." Huh!?! I'm using the English version. In fact, the only way to
>>> consider me as being bilingual is something of a matter of mental
>>> gymnastics because English is spoken in England and to me, England is a
>>> foreign country. Thus, I'm bilingual, or at the least, I speak a foreign
>>> language.
>>> Never the less, how would this be fixed?

Two things come to mind. You can change your locale to one of the en_US 
varieties. Probably not what you want to do. The other is to install the 
appropriate en_GB I18N langpack. out of the box only 
has built in for en_US, but there are langpacks available for many others.

A quick perfunctory perusal of the ports tree and I didn't see these. 
Possibly this might be useable:


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