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Closest to you, and closest match to the one you need. I disagree with one of the above statements, install the one from your install CD, you'll run into much less "snagging". If there are dependencies, also use the files from your install CD, less confusion that way as well.
you shouldn't something as crap as tucows. you should be using a decent linux site like rpmfind.net. that's probably a static build including gtk or something, which you certainly don't want to be using.
The large file size could also be a result of dictionary files, abiword has spelling support for over 20 languages. BTW, the .hash files mentioned before are the dictionary files.
and yes, rpmfind.net or sourceforge.net are better bets. Sourceforge is more up to date, while rpmfind may be more capatible with base distributions.
If you want fun, get the unstable version (1.1.4). Yeah, there will be a lot of dependencies whether in precompiled rpm format or even if you build from source, but I've successfully built it on rh7.3 by intalling from source the newer glib2 and certain gnome libraries. A challenge, but worth it if you like that sort of thing (besides, the features are much improved in the development version).
Originally posted by MasterC I'd just install it from the CD's on your install disc, if you are using Mandrake, use:
It will take care of the dependencies for you, and save you the headache.
I'm running Mandrake 7.1 and want to install AbiWord from the Applications CD as I don't want dependency problems. I've been unable to install it by using: rpm -ivh <various variations of abiword.rpm> What is the difference between rpm -ivh and urpmi? urpmi is not mentioned in the Mandrake Installation and User Guide.