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Old 03-27-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
msgvb
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installing staroffice 8


I just downloaded a trial of staroffice 8 and the file's got a .sh extension.
I downloaded the getting started guide as well, but the instructions aren't working -- talking about becoming su then running some GUI enable, then going to the directory with the staroffice download and typing ./setup to install it.

.sh is a shell script, right?
how do you execute it?

I'm new to linux and used to running .rpm or .bin files for installs.

thanks
 
Old 03-27-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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in a terminal use 'sudo su' to become root and execute some commands, then type 'exit' to become your normal user again.

after the sudo su command, while in the directory to the .sh file, type 'sh ./fileName.sh'

it should automate the process for you
 
Old 03-27-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by msgvb
I downloaded the getting started guide as well, but the instructions aren't working -- talking about becoming su then running some GUI enable, then going to the directory with the staroffice download and typing ./setup to install it.

thanks
What is not working??? Please post exactly what happens---what error and at what step?

Also, you might want to consider using the free version: OpenOffice.org. Same SW--StarOffice just has added features--eg templates
 
Old 03-28-2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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Instructions say:
open a shell and enable graphics display for the superuser
type
xhost +

I enter it and it says, access control disabled, clients can connect from any host

next, instructions say, become super user, enter su -
I enter su - and never get the prompt for password.

next says Set the DISPLAY variable to point to your machine
enter: export DISPLAY=your_machine_name:0.0
nothing happens.

then it says, start the setup script. enter ./setup
I do this and it says No such file or directory.

I start all this from the directory the file's in, but then it takes me to linux:~ # as soon as I hit the su - command.

yeah, sorry, I'm really new to linux and just trying to learn a few things.
how do you execute a .sh file? it's a shell script, right?

Last edited by msgvb; 03-28-2006 at 12:19 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 12:26 AM   #5
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oop! NADROJ, I'd completely missed your post...
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Originally Posted by nadroj
in a terminal use 'sudo su' to become root and execute some commands, then type 'exit' to become your normal user again.

after the sudo su command, while in the directory to the .sh file, type 'sh ./fileName.sh'

it should automate the process for you
cool, thanks!!!
did what you said and it worked like a charm!
that's what I didn't know to do... working with a shell

I seem to remember there being an email module in these office suites in an older version of RH I tried out a few years ago...

Last edited by msgvb; 03-28-2006 at 12:34 AM.
 
  


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