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Old 03-30-2002, 04:42 PM   #1
JHuizingh
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Installing Open Office


I am trying to install and run open office, but I am having some problems. I ran the install script as root and installed to /usr/bin/OpenOffice.org642, and now when I try to run ./soffice as a user from that directory, It gives me the error:

The application cannot be started. The configuration file "/home/jh/.sversionrc" was not found.

I can't find install direction anywhere... What am I supposed to do?
 
Old 03-30-2002, 05:26 PM   #2
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The problem is that you have installed it as root. Install it as the user you want to use it as. I think it will setup the configuration file based on the user that installed it. Someone else might have a different opinion, but I've run across a similar thing.
 
Old 03-30-2002, 09:04 PM   #3
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Open office, like star, office can be installed by a user into /home/user or installed system wide by root. If installed system wide then each user account has to do an install of certain basic components into their /home/user in order for it to work. The best way to do a system wide install is to use the -network switch when running the installer. Also, OpenOffice 642 is a developer release and is not recomended for general use, the the latest build for general use is Open Office 641d.
 
Old 03-31-2002, 12:44 AM   #4
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Thanks, good information. Worked great.

It seems to me that they would make it easier to find important install information like that.
 
Old 03-31-2002, 03:48 AM   #5
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You'd think so, but it's hidden in the middle of the star office install pdf.
 
  


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