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Old 10-04-2003, 06:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help with OpenOffice 1.0.1 installation please! Before I give up on Linux.


I'm about to throw the computer out of the friken window and kneel before Bill Gates and his mighty Microsoft empire. I have just spent bloody AGES trying to install OpenOffice correctly only to find out that after I've installed it and restarted its still 1.0.2!!!!! . Needless to say I'm a might peeved about this. PLEASE HELP before I give up with RedHat.

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Old 10-04-2003, 06:19 AM   #2
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ok so you've got the newer version and want the older version rite?

how are you trying or install
rpm's or tarball
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:25 AM   #3
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Hang on - you're UPgrading from 1.0.2 to 1.0.1?

Could that be the problem?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 07:44 AM   #4
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Im, try to install this (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...c_cmp/15201209) version in place of the one that came with RedHat 9.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:30 AM   #5
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oh 1.1
how are you trying to install ??
From a tarball?

be4 you get to the make install
look over where OO is in your distribution and see where the tarball
has it going

be sure that it will replace the others exactly

RH's path may be different from the way the path in the tarball is set up
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:32 AM   #6
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I installed it just now. I installed to /usr/lib (this is where 1.0.2 resides). It created a new directory for it. I then had to manually edit the menu so that it pointed to the new directory in my home directory.

It is a very awkward install, but does now work.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 01:13 PM   #7
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I installed it just now. I installed to /usr/lib (this is where 1.0.2 resides). It created a new directory for it. I then had to manually edit the menu so that it pointed to the new directory in my home directory.
I think thats what I need to do. How do you manually edit the menu. Please explain in noob language. Thx!

P.S I followed

http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/instructions.html

to the letter.

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Old 10-04-2003, 01:29 PM   #8
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Yeah - I followed the instructions as well.

I run KDE, so I right click on the 'start' button and select menu editor. I then found the entries for OpenOffice and removed them. Then I added a single entry for ~/Openoffice.org/soffice. This opens a blank window and you can then select the app from there.

I was a bit annoyed with the install. It's not intuitive and it leaves the previous version still there.

Oh well, I left my comments on the registration survey and hopefully something will be done.
 
  


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