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mposwal 08-26-2011 08:41 AM

install libre office
 
when i install libre office in slackware13. i get " /bin/sh is needed by libreoffice3-dict-en-3.3.4-401.x86_64" error. what should i do now to install libre office in slackware13

bonixavier 08-26-2011 09:09 AM

Where are you getting LibreOffice from? AlienBOB's packages are built for either 13.1 or 13.37. You might have success getting the rpm from their site and adapting Robby Workman's Slackbuild for openoffice.org. http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...penoffice.org/

Alien Bob 08-26-2011 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mposwal (Post 4454069)
when i install libre office in slackware13. i get " /bin/sh is needed by libreoffice3-dict-en-3.3.4-401.x86_64" error. what should i do now to install libre office in slackware13

That is a RPM error. Do not use RPM to use LibreOffice packages on Slackware.
Either re-package those RPMs using the SlackBuild script at slackbuilds.org so that you end up with a real Slackware package you install using "installpkg" - or download the packages I compiled from source for Slackware: http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/libreoffice/

Eric

bonixavier 08-26-2011 03:54 PM

Eric, will your packages work on Slackware 13? There are only packages for 13.1 and 13.37.

Alien Bob 08-26-2011 04:34 PM

Since there is no "Slackware 13", only 13.0 13.1 and 13.37 I assumed that the original poster was not living in the past and is running a recent release of Slackware...
I do not think that the packages I compiled on Slackware 13.1 (my libreoffice-3.3.4 packages) will run on Slackware 13.0 but you may prove me wrong.

Eric

bonixavier 08-26-2011 04:48 PM

You're right. I tend to forget the .0 in version numbers. Sorry.

thirteen_engines 08-28-2011 09:39 AM

All I've ever done with OpenOffice and now LibreOffice is to download and untar the current version and then use 'rpm2tgz' to convert the rpm's to tgz files. It's then a simple matter to install everything with pkgtool. Never had any problems doing this and I use LibreOffice a *lot*.

dwhistler 10-31-2011 02:19 PM

install alien's libreoffice
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4454252)
That is a RPM error. Do not use RPM to use LibreOffice packages on Slackware.
Either re-package those RPMs using the SlackBuild script at slackbuilds.org so that you end up with a real Slackware package you install using "installpkg" - or download the packages I compiled from source for Slackware: http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/libreoffice/

Eric

Sorry to be dense, but how do I install the alien libreoffice tarballs?
Do I untar them at / ? and then run doinst.sh? Not clear at all to me.
Thanks.

zasavage 10-31-2011 02:54 PM

@dwhistler

From root run installpkg (somepackage).tgz

Regards

lawrence

dwhistler 10-31-2011 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zasavage (Post 4512729)
@dwhistler

From root run installpkg (somepackage).tgz

Regards

lawrence

but there is no .tgz file, so first I have to build that?
Why couldn't the download file already have that done?

Alien Bob 10-31-2011 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwhistler (Post 4512738)
but there is no .tgz file, so first I have to build that?
Why couldn't the download file already have that done?

A Slackware package can have several extensions. The standard format is the ".tgz" package which has been compressed using gzip. When Slackware adopted a better compression tool which produces smaller packages (xz) the new package extension became ".txz".

At the URL where you find my LibreOffice packages (http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/libreoffice/) you notice that there are "pkg" and "pkg64" subdirectories as well as a "build" directory. The "build" directory contains everything you need (sources, scripts, patches) if you want to compile the packages yourself.
The "pkg" directory contains packages for 32-bit Slackware (I assume the meaning of the subdirectories "13.1" and "13.37" is fairly obvious) while the "pkg64" directory contains packages for 64-bit Slackware.

You will need at least one LibreOffice base package (like the 32bit package for Slackware 13.37, libreoffice-3.4.3-i486-1alien.txz) and perhaps also a language pack from the same directory. The english language is included in the base package.

Slackware packages are installed by downloading them and then using the "installpkg" program to install them. Or the "upgradepkg" to upgrade a previous version of the program if you had one installed already.

Your lack of basic knowledge is something you have to cure real quick! Read http://slackbook.org/html/package-management.html please!

Eric

dwhistler 10-31-2011 05:28 PM

Thank you much for the info and link. I will read & study it quickly.

psionl0 11-03-2011 07:34 PM

SlackBuilds.org doesn't have pre-built slackware packages nor does it have copies of the original applications. It only has the files necessary to make a slackware package out of an application (which has to be downloaded separately).

Check out the SlackBuilds.org HOWTO page (http://slackbuilds.org/howto/) - it's easy.


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