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Old 10-01-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
moxieman99
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File Roller cannot find Open Office RPMs


Trying to install OpenOffice 2.0 on a Redhat 9 (2.4.20-6 kernal) machine.

Downloaded the linux install tar, and extracted it to a file. That gave me a folder with 27 RPMs and another folder named “desktop integration”. I went into the desktop integration folder and deleted the RPMs in there that did not apply to Redhat.

So far, all went well.

I then used Fileroller on the Redhat RPM and it told me that it cannot find various other RPMs, which are the remaining RPMs in the extracted file, cannot be found, but it won't let me install them directly or do anything else.

How can I install OpenOffice 2.0 on Redhat 9?
 
Old 10-02-2005, 03:57 AM   #2
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Code:
rpm -Uvh foo.rpm bar.rpm baz.rpm ...
 
Old 10-02-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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Thank you. I'll try doing it like that from termnial. The OpenOffice.org instructions said nothing about having to manually list 27 RPMs though, especially with long file names, so it sounds like an idiotic way of doing things if that's how they've set it up.

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Old 10-02-2005, 10:15 AM   #4
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Use *
I belive that most of the rpms have same start in filenames, so write:

$rpm -Uhv openoffice*

or

$rpm -Uhv openoffice*.rpm

so it uses all found rpm files starting with "openoffice"
 
Old 10-02-2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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Thanks. I had tried rpm -Uhv *.rpm before and the system just laughed at me.

Silently, but I could tell it was laughing.

I hate it when computers laugh at me.

Especially silently.

I'll try it again.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 04:32 PM   #6
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Tried again with wildcards, same "glob" error. I've wasted too much time with it; I'll stick with OpenOffice on my Windows machine.

Linux is fun to play with, but it will never crack the mass market when it won't even do simple installs.
 
  


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