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If this is the source (tar.gz) version, then there is a setup_guide.pdf file which has very clear instructions on how to install, but the basic rundown is this:
If there is more than one user on the machine, a server installation must be installed, followed by a workstation installation by ordinary users (refer page 33).
On a single user machine, you can install OOo in a directory that you have full permissions to (e.g. /home/user), but the recommended install is still the 2-stage install (server/workstation) even on a single user machine (refer page 15).
To clarify myself somewhat: The easy path for most distros is to use the distro's package system. I would be surprised if mandrake didn't have a package for open office, ready to install so that it integrates nicely with your system in every way...
I would be surprised if mandrake didn't have a package for open office, ready to install so that it integrates nicely with your system in every way...
I use Mandrake and, yes it does (though not always the latest). I only assumed that because DaveyB is using Slackware 10, he must be trying to install the tar.gz version because Slack doesn't come with OOo.
Originally posted by Baldrick65 I use Mandrake and, yes it does (though not always the latest). I only assumed that because DaveyB is using Slackware 10, he must be trying to install the tar.gz version because Slack doesn't come with OOo.
Sorry. Stupid me, I don't know how I managed to s/Slackware/Mandrake/