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I did go to the libreoffice web site and downloaded the rpm package. The instructions, at one point said to change the directory to "the "desktop-integration" directory that is within the "RPMS" directory, using the following command:
when I do this I get "bash: cd: desktop: no such directory."
I got the first part to install, but without being able to change directories, I cannot get the second part to install.
you are using a gui( gnome3)
on the r-click menu should be a "open terminal here"
just like on windows 7 ( win7 also has that option now )
you can open a terminal IN the folder you are looking at
to quote the README
If you have a previous version of LibreOffice already installed, then you will need to de-install it before proceeding further. For instructions on how to install a language pack (after having installed the US English version of LibreOffice), please read the section below entitled Installing a Language Pack.
When you unpack the downloaded archive, you will see that the contents have been decompressed into a sub-directory. Open a file manager window, and change directory to the one starting with "LibO_", followed by the version number and some platform information.
This directory contains a subdirectory called "RPMS". Change directory to the "RPMS" directory.
Right-click within the directory and choose "Open in Terminal". A terminal window will open. From the command line of the terminal window, enter the following command (you will be prompted to enter your root user's password before the command will execute):
For Fedora-based systems: su -c 'yum install *.rpm'
as to the " cd desktop-integration " command a few lines down
you do that FROM the folder you WERE in
if you are looking at the folder " LibO_3.5.7_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS "
you WILL see that there is a folder called " desktop-integration "
IN the folder you are looking at
Thank you for your reply John.
I am lost though, I am using the terminal to install the RPM files. I am a beginner at this stuff. Since there wasn't a package to open I though I could use the yum to install the bug-fixed edition of libreoffice.
Where would I access this right-click menu?
That would be great because I could see what all is inside the Fedora 17.
I will be a little gentler, you can pick any clear space on the desktop to move your mouse cursor too, then right click on that open desktop space (outside of other apps) then pick terminal. You should then be able to use the console for command line(cli) for whatever task(s) you wish to perform. Please be aware that a normal user will have limited system based commands. Look at:Linux Newbie Admin Guide
I have GUI installed. Dad got the latest version of Fedora 17. No, I cannot get anything up by right clicking on the desktop. I do not get a menu or anything. That would have been nice. Nope, no KDE4 or XFCE or LXDE. Dad likes the simple interface of Gnome.
I will look at the Linux Admin Nubie Guide.
I wish they would just fix the bug in LibreOffice and repackage it so that I gould install the whole thing for Dad.
there are only a few and a small number of people that LIKE gnome3 ( and the fedora development team is among them )
why not just cd to the install folder ?
fedora should be defaulting to the users Home folder "Downloads" folder
then cd into the libre office folder
( you do know of the <tab> button auto word complete ??)
type in the first two letters then hit the <tab> button
one time for a list
twice to use a unique name
so to get from the RPMS folder to the desktop integration folder
type in a lowercase "d" ( the folder as you can see in the gnome folder window has a lowercase "d" as it first letter )
and hit the <tab> button ---- saves typing most of the time
then run the command that is in the install instructions
but for ONLY one rpm there is NO NEED to even type
in gnome just DOUBLE CLICK it The SAME way you would on MS Windows -- the EXACT SAME WAY )
and let the install manager install it
You should have LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 installed from the CD or DVD. Does it not show up in the menu? You say that you're using the terminal to install rpm files. Why aren't you using the software installer? I think you need to tell us exactly how you come to have no LibreOffice and exactly what you've been doing to try and get it. At the moment, I'm in the dark. For example, the version you mention is not in the Fedora repository and not listed at the LibreOffice website.
@ onebuck. Click on the screen to get a menu? Carla's using the Gnome desktop, not Blackbox!