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Old 10th January 2011, 10:15 PM
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openoffice install problems

I am trying to install openoffice and I get.

Note this installation will be done without root privaliges. Therefore you will have reduced functionality. Chang privileges to root privileges if you want full functionality.

I have opened a terminal and su to root with no avial.

Am I missing something?
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Old 10th January 2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

How are you "trying to install openoffice?" Some package from the OO website?

Any reason you can't just install and use the OpenOffice build that's in the repos? System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software
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Old 10th January 2011, 11:29 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

Yes I dloaded from OO. I did a search in add/remove for OO and was not sure which rpms i should run.
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Old 10th January 2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

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Yes I dloaded from OO. I did a search in add/remove for OO and was not sure which rpms i should run.
Hard to tell what do you want?

You can pick all of them or just the packages that you want.

you can also just do a group install and install the entire suite. This gives you everything.

yum groupinstall OpenOffice.org Development

Will give you all the basic Open Office apps.

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Old 10th January 2011, 11:59 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

Thanks So Much.
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Old 10th February 2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

utterly failed for OO version 3.3.0. However, think I hacked another way...

1) Open up a terminal and login as root user using "su -" or "su-- login"

2) Bring the downloaded tar package into the /tmp folder and cd into it

3) type in terminal- " tar -xzvf setup" without the quotes

4) then cd into the folder inside the package you downloaded

5) then type ./setup

I'm not sure if this will work as I am still waiting on terminal to finish, but it did prompt me with the installation window and took me thru the steps. Anyway, hope this works.
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Old 10th February 2012, 10:23 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

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utterly failed for OO version 3.3.0.
I guess it utterly failed because this thread was over a year old and Fedora has since changed to LibreOffice. Did you know that? You could have installed LibreOffice from the Fedora repo using yum or a package manager front-end. Honestly, I can't tell the difference between OpenOffice and LibreOffice.

Anyway, what you described sounds to me like the Java installer method of installing OpenOffice. I for one am interested in how your effort turns out because I am wondering if I could install it for my Linux From Scratch system. I didn't know about that Java installer thing for OpenOffice until now.
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Old 10th February 2012, 10:49 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

Personaly, i liked OO (or LO as of now) during the last decade.
However, if a 'simple' office application needs more than 10 seconds to load on a 'modern' but avarage hardware computer, it is my impression of beeing too much bloated.
For that reason, i dont want to wait more than 10 seconds to start writing a letter or doing a table calculation, i'm now using gnumeric and abiword. Might not be as fancy as LO, but loads 10 times faster, in a blink of an eye.
They're widespread among distros, load faster, provide all the functions i need and are easy to use.
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Old 10th February 2012, 11:14 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

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...i dont want to wait more than 10 seconds to start writing a letter or doing a table calculation, i'm now using gnumeric and abiword.
I know what you're talking about, but I don't mind that little wait. I still prefer LibreOffice in my "mainline" distros with package managers and repositories. But I'm also with you about Abiword and Gnumeric. Know why? Because I can compile them both in my LFS system without a gianormous tortuous effort. To me, that's important. It's important enough to make me learn to like something.
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Old 10th February 2012, 11:30 PM
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Because I can compile them both in my LFS system without a gianormous tortuous effort. To me, that's important. It's important enough to make me learn to like something.
Now that sounds promising, when i have my LFS project done, still sticking on chapter 5.5 as i was busy with my script framework...
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Old 11th February 2012, 12:07 AM
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Re: openoffice install problems

Yeah, but what other open source software is available that can convert from the linux document format .odt to something for the laymen to read like .doc?
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Old 11th February 2012, 12:27 AM
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Re: openoffice install problems

As just mentioned... LO (libre office, a fork of...), OO (open office), and abiword or gnumeric....
Not anything more i'd be aware of..
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Old 11th February 2012, 02:27 AM
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Re: openoffice install problems

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Yeah, but what other open source software is available that can convert from the linux document format .odt to something for the laymen to read like .doc?
I'm not completely sure of what you mean. But if you mean that only OpenOffice can do that, well IMO, LibreOffice is OpenOffice. I don't know all of the fine details of what took place, but that is close enough, I think, to be practically accurate. As I said, I can't tell the difference between them.

BTW, how did your Java installer thing end up?
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Old 11th February 2012, 02:39 AM
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Re: openoffice install problems

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I'm not completely sure of what you mean. But if you mean that only OpenOffice can do that, well IMO, LibreOffice is OpenOffice. I don't know all of the fine details of what took place, but that is close enough, I think, to be practically accurate. As I said, I can't tell the difference between them.

BTW, how did your Java installer thing end up?
I can spot the differences; libreoffice has fixed most of the problem oracle didn't want to touch.
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Old 11th February 2012, 04:30 PM
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Re: openoffice install problems

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what you described sounds to me like the Java installer method of installing OpenOffice. I for one am interested in how your effort turns out because I am wondering if I could install it for my Linux From Scratch system.
The Java installer runs fine, that's how I installed OpenOffice 3.3.0 several months ago (I wanted to avoid the large number of extra dependencies that LibreOffice brought in). The version I installed was a tarball of RPMs, and rpm was used for the installation. So you should be able to install it on LFS if you have Java and either rpm or rpm2cpio installed.

I just installed OpenOffice 3.4 beta 1 the other day, which I downloaded from here, and it works fine. It doesn't seem to support Java 7, but that's OK since I also have Java 6 installed just in case (and the OpenOffice installer gives you the option of installing a Java 6 runtime anyhow).
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