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Old 04-16-2006, 12:29 AM   #1
binarybob0001
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Installing OpenOffice


I downloaded the RPMs, but I'm not sure which one to install. For examples the have four files all called core.
openoffice.org-core01-2.0.2-i586.rpm
openoffice.org-core02-2.0.2-i586.rpm
openoffice.org-core03-2.0.2-i586.rpm
openoffice.org-core03u-2.0.2-i586.rpm
They litterally have 9 cores! Do I install them all?
Thanks
 
Old 04-16-2006, 12:59 AM   #2
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Use the slackbuild script of the italian slackware community to make a slackware package out of the original OOo_2.0.2_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz that contains those files.

Download also the .desktop files for the menu entries.
Anyway download all those files in the same folder with the OOo_2.0.2_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz and run the OOo-en_US.SlackBuild
script to make the package:
http://www.slacky.it/download/traver...%2Fen-US%2Fsrc

then install it with installpkg command
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:59 AM   #3
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I believe Slackware comes with rpm, alternatively, use rpm2tgz.

Simply unzip the archive, change to the directory that has been created and run:
Code:
rpm2tgz *.rpm
installpkg *tgz
Or use the script that perfect_circle pointed you to. But yes, you need to install all the files for a working version of Open Office. You will probably find dependencies if you don't.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 04-16-2006, 11:06 PM   #4
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You could also build it from source if you're into that.

http://download.openoffice.org/2.0.2/source.html

That's what I usually do if packages for my operating system aren't available.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 01:32 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I got everything to work. Here's another question though. Is OpenOffice really open source? I didn't see any source, nor any build commands within the script file.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 01:33 AM   #6
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Daggggggggg!!! Dumb question. Please ignore that.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 06:13 AM   #7
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HI all

I ran

Code:
rpm2tgz *.rpm
installpkg *tgz
but the packages generated by rpm2tgz dont install any files, and the tgz files have a size of 143 bytes...

why it happening?

Thanks!!!!
 
Old 04-20-2007, 08:07 AM   #8
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Not sure

I had trouble with the rpm and found openoffice.org-2.1.0-i586-1kjz.tgz from http://www.linuxpackages.net/ installed perfectly.
 
  


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