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The way I install OO is:
1) su to become root
2) I run installer with /net switch to start network installation
3) during installation I choose to install in /usr/local/OpenOfficexxx where xxx is version number
4) after installation I use exit to stop beeing root
5) I go to OO directory and run setup, choose to install needed files in my home directory (2MB)
6) Then it works.
Do a ls -l and see where the symlinks are pointing.In your case the symbolic links are in invalid. If you have installed OO 1.0 as described in openoffice.org install guide, then you'll have something like this:
drwxr-xr-x 3 manasb users 112 May 2 16:40 help
drwxr-xr-x 7 manasb users 6408 May 2 16:41 program
lrwxrwxrwx 1 manasb users 44 May 2 16:40 setup -> /home/manasb/OpenOffice.org1.0/program/setup
drwxr-xr-x 15 manasb users 360 May 2 16:40 share
lrwxrwxrwx 1 manasb users 46 May 2 16:40 soffice -> /home/manasb/OpenOffice.org1.0/program/soffice
lrwxrwxrwx 1 manasb users 46 May 2 16:40 spadmin -> /home/manasb/OpenOffice.org1.0/program/soffice
drwxr-xr-x 15 manasb users 360 May 2 16:39 user
Just correct the symlinks to point to ~/your OO local install dir/program/soffice , etc.
Please also have a look at for install instruction at openoffice.org.
Originally posted by jglen490 Doesn't the StarOffice 6beta patch expire June 3rd? Or did they release another one?
My copy expired, but the full release is going to be commercial (i.e. cost money NOOOOOO) and since I am fairly poor I will be moving to OO when I get the hump with 5.2, which will probably be some time as 5.2 is cool and works well.