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Old 05-16-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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Install OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta on Mandrake 10.1


Hi. I need help installing the OOo beta on Mandrake. I download the tarbell without a problem, but then when I untar it, it has a folder called RPMS and a whole ton of RPMs, none of which I can install because they have to satisfy something with each other.

ex - I try to do Core01 and it doesn't satisfy Core 07, so I do Core 07 and it wants 01.

Ahh! Can anyone help a newbie out?

Thanks a bunch!
-Brian
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:40 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and cd into the RPMS folder and then type

rpm -Uvh openoffice*

It will install them all in the correct order.
You can install more than one rpm at a time from the command line.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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Don't install the ones for suse and redhat, you can safely delete those.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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They're in a seperate folder inside the RPMS folder on build 1.9.100.
Just to make things that little bit easier.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 05:07 PM   #5
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Yeah, I've just noticed that.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:54 PM   #6
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hey can't we get those old .tar.gz packages for openoffice
i do not want to use RPMS

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Old 05-16-2005, 11:11 PM   #7
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They have just been doing rpms for the 2.x beta release which is a pain if you use anything else thats non rpm based.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 12:13 AM   #8
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yes

slackware/ubuntu etc do not support rpms natively
so rpms do not look stable to me for those distros
 
Old 05-17-2005, 12:18 AM   #9
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You can use "alien" to convert rpms to debs. I am sure it will work okay and I think I have seen a few threads about that on this site in the last week or so.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 12:51 AM   #10
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alien ??

is that a utility ?
i will check in ubuntu
thanks for the info

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Old 05-17-2005, 01:27 AM   #11
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Yeah its a utility that converts rpms to debs and debs to rpms. I think it supports other package formats, but I have not used it much, so I can't confirm this.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 02:02 AM   #12
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I've installed openoffice2 on Ubuntu with alien several times.
In truth the only problem is that I don't work in a setting where I'm likely to use OO and I prefer Abiword and Gnumeric anyway so havent really tested the stability of OO installed this way.
But as a method to install it works fine.
 
  


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