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Old 01-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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About Linux Mint12


Hi all,
I installed Linux Mint 12th version om my machine... But is it a product of Red Hat? I really don't have any about it. Please tell me as early as possible
 
Old 01-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Hello,

Where did you hear that Linux Mint is a Red Hat product? It's a Linux distro based on Ubuntu and that also has a version based on Debian testing. For as far as I know it has no relation to Red Hat whatsoever. Have a look at their website.

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for reply. I want to install LibreOffice on RedHat on any version. I am searching for it. Can you please tell me that which version i can download it?
 
Old 01-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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Hello,

Why do you keep referring to Red Hat? You did install Linux Mint 12 didn't you? Linux Mint is Debian based so you can use synaptic, aptitude or apt-get to install the software you need. What office package do you have installed at this moment? Look in the Applications menu, Office section.

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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Hi there,

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Linux Mint is Debian based so you can use synaptic, aptitude or apt-get to install the software you need. What office package do you have installed at this moment? Look in the Applications menu, Office section.
and by default, Linux Mint 12 comes with LibreOffice preinstalled. So I don't understand, either, what Shailendra28 really wants to do or to know ...

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and by default, Linux Mint 12 comes with LibreOffice preinstalled. So I don't understand, either, what Shailendra28 really wants to do or to know ...

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Hi,

Thanks for pointing that out, I wasn't sure. I use Linux Mint Debian Edition which had OpenOffice at first when I started but then 'migrated' to LibreOffice. Let's see what Shailendra28 needs/wants.

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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This is not for me, this is for upcoming software companies need. We don't know Linux, so we are fighting with it. I really like Linux Mint... but they said OS must be Red Hat... so can you please tell me on which red hat's version i can install LibreOffice?

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #8
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Hi,

Now you're starting to make sense. So you're starting/working for a company that will provide services to other companies and you need to learn how it works. If they say it needs to be Red Hat then you have several choices.

* Install Red Hat and pay the subscription which will give you access to software repositories, support, etc...
* Install a Red Hat clone like CentOS or Scientific Linux.

The latter choices are exactly the same as Red Hat Enterprise Linux but without the trademark on it. They're free to use and have the great support of open source communities and even here at LQ.

If you need to learn Red Hat then your Linux Mint, although being very good and stable, is to different to learn the RPM/YUM package management. Debian based distributions have other package format and package management. Even file locations differ on several occasions.

I hope this clears it up a bit.

Kind regards,

Eric

PS: Sorry, forgot to answer your direct question.

You can install LibreOffice on any version of Linux, be it Red Hat, Debian based or other by either using the version available in the repository for that distribution, downloading a suitable install package (RPM for Red Hat, deb for Debian), or compiling from source code (src package). Linux is all about choices, the ones you make.

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #9
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I cleared it... But can you tell me shall i try to install LibreOffice on RedHat's 5th or 6th version? Instead of download clone of Linux???
 
Old 01-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #10
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Hi,

As with most things in Linux it's up to you. You can install it on any distribution you want. But it's only fair to say that Red Hat is not free, as indicated in my previous post. If you install Red Hat then you'll get the remark to contact Red Hat support here on LQ frequently since you'll be paying for support. If you need a testing/learning machine for your own to learn how to work with it, download CentOS, install it, and install LibreOffice on that one. The process is exactly the same with two major differences. You wouldn't have to pay a subscription and you can get great support right here at LinuxQuestions. Or are you trying to tell me that you already need to install LibreOffice on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux machine for a client? If so, get the RHN credentials, check if LibreOffice is in the repositories and install from the RHN (Red Hat Network) or by using yum pointing to the same repositories.

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #11
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Your repositories...

If you have paid your support subscription fees, you should find what you're looking for in the RedHat repositories.

Otherwise, an RPM for CentOS may work, but you use it at the risk there is some difference between the two RPMs, and that you will have introduced a problem to your RedHat installation.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #12
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OK... now I understood. So, i started to install CentOS... Last week first I installed RedHat's 5th version, downloaded the LibreOffice having .tar.gz extension. and tried to extract it. When I right click on it I got the option of Extraction but after it i amazed that every files name are same..... i don't know how to install it.. i used many commands but failed to install.... the extraed files in the RPMS folder having desktop-integration sub folder...
 
Old 01-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #13
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Hi,

Great. One thing to remember is the advised order of installation:

1. Always try the package manager first since it's the easiest way and it takes care of all dependencies.
2. If not available in your standard repository, check for a repository that does has the needed software, like EPEL for example. Configure that repository and install using the package manager
3. If no repository available with the package, search the internet to see if an install package exists (NOT source code). Make sure it's the correct version for your distro/version/architecture and install using RPM.
4. If all of the above fail, download source code, comply with the dependencies, compile the source and install.

The way you tried is the last resort and the most complicated for newbies. So, next time try to remember the above mentioned steps. They'll keep you out of a lot of trouble when installing software.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #14
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Sure Eric, i'll definitely follow the steps whichever you mentioned.... Thanks for reply and your time!!!
 
Old 01-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #15
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Hi Shailendra28,

No problem, it's my pleasure. Don't hesitate to post when you have any question. Have fun with Linux.

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