Thanks reddazz....been there, done that (the post you referred to). That was among the many posts I read trying to figure this out. I was brief in my original post b/c I am really only after one answer: how and where to run this ./setup command. I figured it was a pretty standard thing to do, in terms of the CLI. But I'd also be happy if I could reinstall OOo and get it to work that way....I'll explain more as I explain the problem in more detail.
The rest of the info you asked for: Fedora Core 3, OOo v. 2.0.3. from RPMs on the OOo site. Sorry for leaving so much out, it was 1;30am after a long frustrating day of trying to get this working.
I had already tried yum, and was told there was nothing new. I also did the customary searches to figure out if that was correct, and read that yum still has OOo 1.3, which is what I already had w/ FC3. Everything said to completely uninstall 1.3, and I did that. Then I installed from RPMs.
So I *have* 2.0.3 installed and running fine -- as far as I can tell -- but have run into a snag using one feature File >> Wizards >> Web Page. I have used it several times, actually, and it's wonderful -- but after a few uses, it won't open -- error message says the necessary files are not present and I need to run OOo's setup program, and choose "repair". Of course on Linux you don't just "run setup" like on Windows, so I went looking for help on the OOo forum.....believe me, I searched high and low. There is nothing I could find about how to "run setup" in Linux, except that one post that said to do ./setup -- but no more details. Do I start in a particular directory? or just run every setup file on the whole computer?? As I said, the OOo site is not exactly easy to navigate -- PDF docs over 100 pages long which I have to download and read, or the forum which has not exactly been filled with details on this subject. I finally came here in desperation, read every post I could find, and still nothing.
I suspect this may have something to do with Java....I have read that the JRE or JDK is needed to run these "wizards". But I think mine is working. After some research on that issue, I have added the following to my user's bash_profile:
I have also uninstalled and reinstalled the RPMs using --force (because even after uninstall, RPM refused to install, saying everything was already installed.)
Finally, I started looking for a way to install from source, rather than RPMs but I haven't found any details on that either. I have read several forum posts where someone says they finally gave up and did that, and everything worked fine. But the "how to" is sadly missing.
I hope that helps. I *really* need this program and, in particular, for the wizard to run. I don't care if it gets buggy and has to be reinstalled every 100 files the wizard processes...I can live with that. I have a huge batch of .doc files to turn into HTML and PDF. This is the only program I've found that outputs somewhat decent HTML and handles footnotes accurately, so I'm pretty much desperate.
Thanks for any help.....
P.S. reddazz....your KDE screenshot is potentially NSFW -- maybe you should warn folks before they click the link......