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Old 02-13-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Please Help! Newbie needs help installing latest OO.o 2 Beta...


First of all, I installed OO.o 1.1.4 just fine, but it can't read the latest .odt files made by OO.o 2 beta, so I need to get OO.o 2 beta installed on Slackware. I removed the old OO.o, downloaded the latest one to /tmp, and extracted the RPMS with "tar xzf". Now there's the directory /tmp/RPMS/ with the RPMS in it.

So far so good. When I tried to run "alien -k *.i585.rpm", it said "command not found". I'm installing it as root, so that's not the problem. I can''t post the url (minimum 5 posts required), but it's on OO.o's website (follow the link to OO.o2 Beta, there you'll see "File types: These are RPMs compressed to tarballs. Following these instructions, you can get the RPMs to install in a Debian system." (click on instructions)

Oh, and another thing, I tried to"rpm2tgz" the files and that went O.K. But now I don't know what to do to install the program. At least now I can see what's inside the folders though.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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2. cd / && tar xfvz /path/to/converted/rpms.tgz


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Old 02-13-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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Thanks.



As far as the actual problem goes, you can try to
forcefully install the rpm within slack using rpm

rpm -i --nodeps <rpm-file>


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-13-2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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Ohhh!!! Sorry for bumping the post . but thank you so so much for the help hw-tph and Tinkster! Actually I had to install it with the command (as root) "tar xfvs /home/MuD/Desktop/RPMS/(and in here all the directories that ended in .tgz)". That worked!!! The files were automatically installed in /opt/openoffice.org1.9.77/... I was sweating cold because my boss needs these files by tomorrow morning. You guys saved my @$$ big time! Now onto my printer problem (which is a little less urgent)...
 
Old 02-14-2005, 05:49 AM   #6
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One more thing... I can only modify files as root (I have the files under /home/MuD/"blah blah"), but not as a regular user. Not that it's a catastrophy, but I don't like being logged in as root all the time. I've tried changing the file permissions to modify/write (for "others") in KDE, but to no avail. Is there anything I can do so these files can be editable (they're readable already) when I'm logged in as a regular user?
 
Old 02-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #7
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One more thing... I can only modify files as root (I have the files under /home/MuD/"blah blah"), but not as a regular user. Not that it's a catastrophy, but I don't like being logged in as root all the time. I've tried changing the file permissions to modify/write (for "others") in KDE, but to no avail. Is there anything I can do so these files can be editable (they're readable already) when I'm logged in as a regular user?
In your home directory (not root's), type ls -l. This will display the files, their permissions, owner and group among other things. We are mainly interested in owner and group here. In my case it's the user "hw" and the group "users" that my files belong to per default. You will probably see that the files you unpacked there as root belong to the user root and possibly the root group as well. Use, as root, the command chown to change the owner and group of the directory to your own user's name and group: chown -R hw:users "blah blah", where -R indicates a recursive action, "hw" should be replaced with your username and "users" with your own default group - may be the same as your username. "blah blah" is the directory in your home directory that is owned by root.


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