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Old 02-22-2006, 02:53 AM   #1
reycapoy
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open office appears in the root and not the users program file list


Good Day to all:
I just wanted to ask this. I am using NLSBS 9.

I installed the RPM file that I have downloaded from openoffice.org. The file name is OOo_2.0.1_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz. On my previous installation, I log in as root then install the file from there. After the installation the application did not appear when I click the N logo then click on Office. The available list is only Addressbook and Kontact.

When I logout and login as the normal user I was able to find the list of applications under the Office menu. Then I tried to reverse the installation. I installed openoffice 2.1 under the normal user again I wasn't able to find the office applications. But when I log out as a user and then login as root, the applications are there. Why is this?

Thank you very much.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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Are you sure that you installed Open office under normal user ? I think it's impossible .
 
Old 02-22-2006, 08:58 PM   #3
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sorry for that I forgot to mention that I have to su to at the console for me to install it after extracting the .tar file.

So why is it that I wasn't able to view the office apps when I log in as a root? If I am correct I should be able to see the apps when logging in as a root and as a normal user. Just correct me if I am wrong.


Thank you very much.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 11:45 AM   #4
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The last time that I installed OOo they had a directory with the main application files and there was a subdirectory called RPMS (I think). The subdirectory contained files that would integrate OOo into the environment of your operating system. There were several flavors. One for SuSE, one for Red Hat, and so on. This was how OOo integrates itself into your KDE or Gnome application menus.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 01:22 AM   #5
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Actually after going into the RPMS folder and run the command rpm -Uvh *rpm, all were installed and then after that I cd to desktop-intergration. delete other packages which is not for my sles9.0, then run the command: rpm -Uvh openoffice.........rpm.

installation was successfull though. But I am just wondering the list of office apps does not appear when I log in to the system as a root. I can only see the list if I log on as a normal user. Though I can still run office when I log on as a root. The only difference is that I have to create short cut on my desktop not like when I log on as a normal user when I can just click Calc when I click the N-> Office->Calc.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 07:06 AM   #6
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You shouldn't run OOo as root. Don't run any applications as root. The root account is only for installing patches and configuring the system.

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