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Disabling open office registration wizard GOTCHA

There’s a hell of a gotcha with the offical guide to disabling the first-time registration dialog in openoffice 3.3.0. The reference from the META-INF/manifest.xml to the file setup.xcu is broken, because the file in DisableFirstStartWzd_ooo33.oxt is Setup.xcu with a capital S. This will work fine under Windows/NTFS/FAT, but NOT under UNIX systems like Linux, OS X which are traditionally case sensitive.

The fix is simple: Just make the manifest.xml and filenames match exactly in terms of case.

Unfortunately the unopkg tool does not validate this, so the fault is silently ignored and you still get the first-time registration dialog.

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