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Old 04-04-2007, 06:21 AM   #1
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Problem on installing OpenOffice


Hi folks,

CentOS 4.4 amd64


On installing OpenOffice following warning popup;

# yum install openoffice.org
Code:
Setting up Install Process
.....
......
.......
Transaction Check Error:   package libIDL-0.8.4-1.centos4 (which is newer than libIDL-0.8.4-1) is already insta
lled

I tried removing libIDL-0.8.4-1.centos4

# yum remove libIDL-0.8.4-1.centos4
Code:
....
......
Removing:
 libIDL                  x86_64     0.8.4-1.centos4  installed         198 k
Removing for dependencies:
 GConf2                  x86_64     2.8.1-1          installed         4.0 M
 ORBit2                  x86_64     2.12.0-3         installed         801 k
 bluez-pin               x86_64     0.23-3           installed          38 k
 firstboot               noarch     1.3.39-5.centos4  installed         712 k
 gdm                     x86_64     1:2.6.0.5-7.rhel4.12  installed         7.7 M
 gnome-python2           x86_64     2.6.0-3          installed         554 k
 gnome-python2-bonobo    x86_64     2.6.0-3          installed         199 k
 gnome-python2-canvas    x86_64     2.6.0-3          installed          47 k
 gnome-python2-gtkhtml2  x86_64     2.6.0-3          installed          23 k
 gnome-vfs2              x86_64     2.8.2-8.2        installed         4.1 M
 gtkhtml2                x86_64     2.6.2-1          installed         530 k
 krb5-auth-dialog        x86_64     0.2-1            installed          21 k
 libbonobo               x86_64     2.8.0-2          installed         1.7 M
 libbonoboui             x86_64     2.8.0.99cvs20040929-2  installed         1.1 M
 libgnome                x86_64     2.8.0-2          installed         2.7 M
 libgnomeui              x86_64     2.8.0-1          installed         2.8 M
 libgsf                  x86_64     1.10.1-2         installed         181 k
 librsvg2                x86_64     2.8.1-1.el4.1    installed         386 k
 metacity                x86_64     2.8.6-2.8        installed         7.5 M
 pyorbit                 x86_64     2.0.1-1          installed          99 k
 rhn-applet              x86_64     2.1.25-22.centos4  installed         933 k
 seamonkey               x86_64     1.0.8-0.2.el4.centos  installed          31 M
 system-config-display   noarch     1.0.24-1         installed         570 k
 system-config-httpd     noarch     5:1.3.1-1        installed         1.6 M
 system-config-lvm       noarch     1.0.19-1.0       installed         2.1 M
 system-config-network   noarch     1.3.22.0.EL.4.2-1  installed         2.4 M
 system-config-packages  noarch     1.2.23-1         installed         1.1 M
 system-config-printer-gui  x86_64     0.6.116.5-1      installed         442 k
 up2date-gnome           x86_64     4.4.69-25.centos4.7  installed         688 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      0 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove      30 Package(s)         
Total download size: 0
I hesitate to proceed further being uncertain whether their removal will result in making the OS unstable.

Any advice. TIA


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satimis
 
Old 04-04-2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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Well, if you remove all 30 of those packages GNOME won't work anymore.
 
Old 04-04-2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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Well, if you remove all 30 of those packages GNOME won't work anymore.
Hi Arow,

CentOS 4.4 amd64


Tks for your advice.

I'm running Xfce4 desktop only w/o GNOME nor KDE desktops. I don't know whether other packages need those dependencies pulldown during their installation.

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:41 AM   #4
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Hard to say without knowing everything installed on your system. If you're using XFCE you won't need Metacity, but there are a grunch of Gtk-based applications that depend on the GNOME libraries (i.e., libbonobo, libbonoboui, libgnome, libgnomeui, libgsf, librsvg2, and ORBit2). There are several XFCE applications that require GNOME components like GConf2 and gnome-vfs2 as optional dependencies as well.

A similar situation exists for the gnome-python bindings. Obviously seamonkey won't work if you uninstall it, but it may also be providing the NSPR stuff required by other packages. If so, then these will be borked too. Personally, I wouldn't uninstall those 30 packages, but then I wouldn't use a package manager either .
 
Old 04-04-2007, 09:21 AM   #5
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Hard to say without knowing everything installed on your system. If you're using XFCE you won't need Metacity, but there are a grunch of Gtk-based applications that depend on the GNOME libraries (i.e., libbonobo, libbonoboui, libgnome, libgnomeui, libgsf, librsvg2, and ORBit2). There are several XFCE applications that require GNOME components like GConf2 and gnome-vfs2 as optional dependencies as well.

A similar situation exists for the gnome-python bindings. Obviously seamonkey won't work if you uninstall it, but it may also be providing the NSPR stuff required by other packages. If so, then these will be borked too. Personally, I wouldn't uninstall those 30 packages, but then I wouldn't use a package manager either .
Hi Arow,

In fact I don't need OpenOffice. I only need a GUI text editor to read/edit .txt files. I have nano/vi/etc. here but they can't scroll with mouse wheel. I also have nedit here but the fonts on its screen are too tiny to read. I can't adjust them because I failed to properly configure the font files after spending serval days of hard working. The text editor is for taking notes on fine-tuning the server.

At the beginning I installed this box as server without X. Later I was compelled adding it because I need a GUI browser and a text editor with scrolling function. That is the complete story.


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Old 04-04-2007, 09:41 AM   #6
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OpenOffice certainly would be a heavy duty text editor!

Mousepad is the default XFCE-4.4.0 text editor and scrolls with the mouse wheel. gVim will scroll with the mouse wheel. In fact, my nano scrolls with the mouse wheel.
 
Old 04-04-2007, 09:59 AM   #7
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OpenOffice certainly would be a heavy duty text editor!
Agreed. I'm anticipating it won't have font file/fontpath problem on xorg.conf

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Mousepad is the default XFCE-4.4.0 text editor and scrolls with the mouse wheel.
No. I can't find it here nor on CentOS repo. IIRC previously I have to download it on Internet. 'nedit' is running here.

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gVim will scroll with the mouse wheel.
I don't have gVim here. I'll explore CentOS repo to check it later.

Quote:
In fact, my nano scrolls with the mouse wheel.
It can scroll the Terminal screen here but not the file opened by nano. IIRC I need to evoke something on nano to make mouse functioning. Is it right? How to do it? TIA


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Old 04-04-2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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OpenOffice is not a very good TextEditor for something like source code. It is too cumbersome to extract the plain ascii text.

However, OpenOffice.org is a great office suite.

Hopefully I don't misunderstand what you try to do here.

K<o>
 
Old 04-04-2007, 10:56 AM   #9
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Ooops, my bad. I presumed you had version 4.4.0 of XFCE. If you're using a previous version you probably have Leafpad, IIRC. Mousepad'll work and even if you need to build it yourself it's easy.

I'm guessing it can be set in your nanorc file, but I'm at work and using Windows so I can't look right now.
 
Old 04-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #10
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Hi Arow and Conficio.

OO is not an ideal text editor for my purpose. Mousepad is not on CentOS repo. I ran it before on other distro. Now I found Vim-X11, Gvim, which is a fantastic text editor for me. I have it running now. My problem is not completely solved. I can select fonts on Gvim but unable to adjust space between characters, wider than usual. I suppose it comes back to my old problem, font/fontpath on xorg.conf not properly configured. I'll leave it without a solution so far as I can have a text editor for my purpose.

Tks


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