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Old 11-16-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
manolakis
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trying to install Open Office


Hey there!!!
I would appreciate if anyone could help me
I am trying to install Open Office2.0.4
i have extracted the tar.gz in my home/me/Desktop
When i am in RPMS folder i try to execute the given command i get these errors

BT RPMS # rpm -Uvhi *rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
/bin/sh is needed by openoffice.org-core10-2.0.4-5
libgnomevfs-2.so.0 is needed by openoffice.org-gnome-integration-2.0.4-5
libgconf-2.so.4 is needed by openoffice.org-gnome-integration-2.0.4-5

In that case what I actually have to do?

Many thanks for your time.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 11:49 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? Please put this in your profile, it makes it easier for us to help you.

Most distros have packages for Openoffice - it is easier to install those.

--Ian
 
Old 11-17-2006, 05:02 AM   #3
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If you are not using GNOME (which I think you are not), then there is no need to install openoffice.org-gnome-integration.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 05:08 AM   #4
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I guess he/she is using Slackware. Had the same problem. I renamed the rpms that gave the errors to something.rpm.does_not_work and ran the rpm command again.
Have not had problems till now.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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Here's the biggie:
Quote:
/bin/sh is needed by openoffice.org-core10-2.0.4-5
Fix this by going to /bin and creating a link to whatever shell you use--eg:
ln -s bash sh
 
Old 11-17-2006, 11:03 AM   #6
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Trying to install OpenOffice

hey again!!!
You are rigth. I forgot to say that i am using BackTrack.
Well, I tried to do what you said:

BT bin $ ln -s bash sh
ln: creating symbolic link `sh' to `bash': File exists

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-17-2006, 02:13 PM   #7
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You have just about reached the end of my knowledge...I would have assumed that the error message meant that the rpm program--checking for dependencies--could not find /bin/sh. How about permissions--any clues there?

For those who may be able to help further--what is BackTrack?
 
Old 11-17-2006, 03:11 PM   #8
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After a bit of googling, it seems like BackTrack is based on Slax. I think it would be better to get Slackware OOo packages and install them with pkgtools. An alternative would be to use the rpm2tgz command to convert the rpms to Slackware tgz and install the resulting tgz files with pkgtools.
 
  


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