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Old 08-06-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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How do I install and integrate Openoffice 1.1rc2 onto my Redhat Linux 9 desktop?


Hi

I have been running Redhat Linux 9 for a while now and I am very happy using it as a desktop machine at the company where I work.

The only limitation that I find is that the version of Openoffice that is included with the distribution is lacking some important features that are now available in Openoffice 1.1rc2.

I would like to install Openoffice 1.1rc2 onto my machine and integrate it into the desktop so that when I double click on a word document in Nautilus, it opens in OO 1.1rc2. It would also need to be integrated into the ooffice and oowriter scripts that come with RH 9. I would also like it to appear as a helper application within Mozilla.

Can anyone please help?

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Old 08-06-2003, 12:07 PM   #2
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when you upgrade openoffice, most of the important filenames will be the same. hence, you shouldn't need to do anything.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:11 PM   #3
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yeah, if you select the usual install directions, it should overwrite your current directories and files.
backup you files first just to be sure.
in terms of mozilla, I don't know of a plugin for OOO but you might be able to configure it manually under helper apps as you said.
generally a really easy to associate files is to right click on them and select edit file type and put whatever app you want to open it on the top of the list.
see the software page of the link below for more details on installing OOO.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 10:45 AM   #4
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So, in summary, I gues that the proceedure would be:

1. copy the ooffice scripts from /usr/bin to somewhere safe.
2. Performa an rpm -e of the openoffice 1.03 rpm.
3. Intall the openoffice 1.1rc2 into /usr/lib/openoffice
4. Copy the the ooffice scripts back into /usr/bin. (My concern is whether the ooffice script needs to be hand modified to suit the new version??)
5. Within Nautilus, associate the files with the new version of openoffice
6,. Update /etc/pluggerrc to allow Mozilla to use it as a helper application.

What do you think???

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Gary Mansell
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:31 PM   #5
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i honestly think that if you just did rpm -iU (upgrade) you'd be fine.
As I said, the filenames should be the same so you should not have to reconfigure nautilus etc.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:08 AM   #6
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The problem is that Openoffice 1.1rc2 is not supplied in rpm format, it has it's own installation program.

Hence my question; I do not want to break my RH 9 installation but I could really do with the extra functionality that OO 1.1rc2 offers.

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Old 08-08-2003, 09:10 AM   #7
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OK, I performed a backup and finally got stuck into it....

I did not remove the openoffice rpm that came with RH 9.0 to keep the startup scripts and a few other files.

I renamed /usr/lib/openoffice /usr/lib/openoffice.old I also renamed my .openoffce and .sversionrc files in my user's home directory to xxxxxxx.saved

I then unpacked the Openoffice 1.1rc1 tar file to /tmp and as root ran install --prefix /usr/lib

I then put a link into /usr/lib called openoffice that pointed to the new openoffice installation /usr/lib/OpenOffice.org1.1RC

I then ran /usr/lib/OpenOffice.org1.1RC/setup and configured the program for use.

It seems to work fine
 
  


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