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Old 03-13-2007, 06:21 AM   #1
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Installing Openoffice org from Fedora core 6 DVD


Hi everyone
I didnt select the option to install openoffice during installation of fedora
Now i want to install it from fedora dvd..
when i tried the command
rpm -ivh openoffice-org-core.rpm
i have got some dependancy errors
i tried to install those dependencies but i am getting anothere dependency errors
How can i install it by using pirut so that it takes care of alll the depemndacies

when i tried to istall using pirut it shows some error message some thing like no internet connection

do in neeed to add another repo file in yum.repos.d to install it from dvd

when i have added local repository by giving the path of the mount point of cd rom its saying --- unable to open the url.....

CAN ANY ONE HELP ME TO INSTALL OPENOFFICE FROM DVD ???
 
Old 03-13-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
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I think you need to use your package manager (it's called Yast I believe).
 
Old 03-13-2007, 12:02 PM   #3
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Why do you want to install from cd/dvd when you can get the latest version from the internet? It's so much easier and you don't have to worry about any dependencies.

Yes, your files in yum.repos.d can be configured to install from cd/dvd instead. But is it worth it? The first time you do an update, Fedora is going to pull a later version off the net anyway. Unless you explicitly tell it not to (could get messy if you have many such packages); or unless you don't want any updates at all, which is fine, only you should be aware of what you're doing.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jay73
Why do you want to install from cd/dvd when you can get the latest version from the internet? It's so much easier and you don't have to worry about any dependencies.

Yes, your files in yum.repos.d can be configured to install from cd/dvd instead. But is it worth it? The first time you do an update, Fedora is going to pull a later version off the net anyway. Unless you explicitly tell it not to (could get messy if you have many such packages); or unless you don't want any updates at all, which is fine, only you should be aware of what you're doing.
Actually i have only 3GB free space in Linux
software updater is showing 239 packages to update
Iam worring abt the size of those updates...
Is there any way to increase the size of the Linux partition by adding anothere ext3 filesystem???

if yes ,please explain me the procedure in detail

Because of limited disk space I am not going for the latest ones...
more over I suppose the size of openoffice is pretty high which is some what difficult for me .....!!

CAN U TELL PLEASE ME HOW TO CONFIGURE REPOS IN YUM.REPOS.D TO INSTALL FROM DVD

Last edited by me4linux; 03-13-2007 at 12:59 PM.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #5
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I wouldn't worry too much about the 250 or so updates. Just bear in mind it's going to be a massive load of 800MB or so; which is normal because Fedora will be updating each and every package that has seen some sort of update since the DVD came out five months ago.

Does this mean that it will actually soup up an extra 800MB of disk space? No, the new versions simply replace the older ones. Sure, a few new packages will be installed, too, just to avoid dependency issues, but not all that many. And maybe some packages have grown a bit in the meantime but, again, not that much.

Btw, it's a bit unfortunate you didn't do the update right after installing. When you do that huge update right after a fresh install, you can be sure there's a minimum risk of running into dependency problems; that's not so certain when you wait until you've done some extra installs and/or updates yourself. Normally, all you have to do is type:

yum -y update

and Fedora will take care of everything for you (I usually do that just before going to bed because it can take quite some time). But if there's even the slightest dependency issue, yum won't update anything and then you'll have to update each package manually - had to do that at one time: it takes even longer and it's a bit harder to do while you're asleep...

To answer your other question, all of openoffice is about 100MB.

Whether you can easily assign extra space to / depends on the way your disk was partitioned: number of partitions, free space left, sort of partitions etc, type of fileystem. Quite a few things to take into account.

Finally, let me tell you how to install from dvd without shooting yourself in the foot:
- have a look int /etc/yum.repos.d
- locate core-repo, updates-repo and extras-repo
- in each of these three files, you have to comment the first line that says "baseurl" (commenting = simply placing a # before the line); then just underneath that line (again for each file) you type:
url file:///media/disk
That's what worked for me when I was still using FC5 and I suspect it still does.
 
  


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