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Old 10-31-2001, 01:24 PM   #1
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Star Office vs. Open Office installation Q

I downloaded the star office 6 beta binary to my home directory, but cannot run it (even as root) I'm using Debian 2.2r3 with Gnome. I've tried $ ./ so-6_0bin.... ..bin and got an error saying "./ is not a directory" running it without the slash seems to hang my terminal though it could be doing something..

running it from the gnome menu (whether logged in as a user or as root) gives me a permissions denied error.

I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong? Also, before I go ahead and install (assuming I can) I'm interested if there's a reason to use Open Office instead?

Old 10-31-2001, 02:10 PM   #2
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chmod +x so-6_0-beta-bin-linux-en.bin

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Old 10-31-2001, 02:58 PM   #3
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that worked! Thanks.

When I run it from the gnome menu (as root) I get an error saying that a library couldn't be registered. Anyone know what may be happening?
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i have ubuntu 5.10 i want to install StartOffice 6 for this ubuntu machine.StartOffice Cd with me & show me steps to install StarOffice


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