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Old 11-10-2003, 06:58 AM   #1
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Openoffice 1.1. Think I have messed up installation.


I am trying to unpdate openoffice basically.

Unpacked the .tar.gz file and did a su install to /etc/openoffice (er think this was a mistake) and then /usr/lib (er maybe another mistake). I wanted to do a multi user install and then install it for myself.

I guess I went about it all wrong, cos I can't open any of the openoffice stuff right now. Should I give up and just install Mandrake 9.2??????????

Thanks

Clueless

 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:05 AM   #2
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Hi,
I don't know exactly what you have done, however try installing it to /usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.1 might work.

This is where my installation is, and I also have RedHat 9

Hope this helps
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Old 11-10-2003, 07:25 AM   #3
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OK I installed into /usr/local and removed the old version, but now I am stuck. I have no idea how to run openoffice or anything.

Getting closer to installing Mandrake 9.2 seeing as I have ruined my RH setup!

 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:10 PM   #4
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You should now be able to do this:

cd /usr/local/openoffice/program

Now type ./swriter which should get you into OpenOffice Writer
Or ./scalc for OpenOffice Spreadsheet, etc

Hope this helps?

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Old 11-10-2003, 07:36 PM   #5
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Once it's installed as root, go to
your normal user account, and
run
/usr/local/<oo-directory>/setup

It will then generate menues for
KDE (gnome too?) and create
the users specific directories and
files in your home.


Cheers,
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:45 PM   #6
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Yeah forget exactly how I sorted it now but I think I purged everything I could find (is there a purge command? I just used locate) on OpenOffice and then did the install into /usr and then into my home directory. Then had to mess with the commands for the launchers but it now [BI]seems[/BI] to be working fine.

I am not sure how the Redhat set up was I think maybe my user inatallation was in /home/me/.Openoffice or something - Does this . make it invisible or something?
 
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Yep ... a leading period indicates
hidden files. To see them in a terminal
you use ls -a

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Old 11-11-2003, 05:05 PM   #8
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Thanks. Can anyone just create a ./ directory then? And, is there anyway to view them in a file manager like Nautilus other than typing them into the address?

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