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salviadud 04-15-2005 08:47 AM

installed open office from linuxpackages.net, don't know how to open it
 
i feel dumb and newbish-like.

i run what command??? does anyone know...

im not kidding, this is not a joke, i have no idea how to run open office 1.9x

:newbie:

xushi 04-15-2005 08:48 AM

soffice

found in /opt/openoffice.org1.9.73/program/

There's a newer more stable version out btw.

EDIT: here's info on the latest version
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...46#post1589546

EDIT 2:

Might as well ..

Code:

tar xvfz OOo_1.9.93_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz
cd RPMS
rpm2tgz *
rm *.rpm
pkgtool (current, which will install everything from that folder)

Afterwards, you can start OO with the command
Code:

soffice
if its not in /usr/bin, manually link it there
Code:

cd /usr/bin
ln -s /opt/openoffice.org1.9.93/program/soffice.bin soffice


cathectic 04-15-2005 08:59 AM

Unfortunately, you don't get nice icons and menu entries unless you work for them, since with the menus packages provided:

1) All the symlinks to the *.desktop files (the menu entries) are wrong
2) The shell script it uses for launching OOo from the menu entries is wrong (/usr/bin/openoffice.org-1.9 points to an obscure location that doesn't exist (/etc/openoffice-1.9? Where did they get that one from))

You can use the build script I've posted here for those (but you need to download OO.org from the OO.org website for this):
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...37#post1604737

It will leave you with nice openofficeorg*.tgz packages in /tmp which you can then just install.

xushi 04-15-2005 09:05 AM

Very nice script cathectic. Don't forget to mention to change the version in there to

VERSION=1.9.93
ARCH=${ARCH:-i586}
INPUT=OOo_1.9.93_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz

salviadud 04-15-2005 09:07 AM

thanx a lot guys
soffice is enough for me!

as long as it works, im happy

xushi 04-15-2005 09:16 AM

cathectic, Can i ask.. I don't use KDE, Gnome, and a few other rpm packages that might be in there.. Is there any way i can exclude them in the script?

cathectic 04-15-2005 10:23 AM

Xushi:

I've edited the script with the latest version below. To *not* build the menus, where it says:
Code:

# Say "yes" here if you want menus to be built
# Say "no" if you don't
MENU=yes

Change yes to no.

To exclude packages, add them where I've said:
Code:

# Add any other packages you don't want here
# rm openofficeorg-$PACKAGENAME*

The packages that come with OOo are:

openofficeorg-gnome-integration-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core01-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-writer-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-calc-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-draw-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-impress-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-math-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-graphicfilter-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-testtool-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-spellcheck-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-xsltfilter-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-javafilter-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-pyuno-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core02-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core03-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core04-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core05-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core06-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core07-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm
openofficeorg-core08-1.9.93-1.i586.rpm

# All the menu packages are automatically deleted
openofficeorg-redhat-menus-1.9.93-1.noarch.rpm
openofficeorg-suse-menus-1.9.93-1.noarch.rpm
openofficeorg-mandrakelinux-menus-1.9.93-1.noarch.rpm
openofficeorg-freedesktop-menus-1.9.93-1.noarch.rpm

Edit

I'm fairly certain you need all the core packages, plus whichever applications you want on top (these seperate packages do have an advantage after all...) I imagine Gnome integration is unecessary. I don't know about the rest (haven't really experimented).

End Edit

Latest version of ooo.SlackBuild
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...37#post1604737

xushi 04-15-2005 10:28 AM

Again, Excellent script. Thanks alot, i was wondering how i could stick the icons in xfce's menu, and it did the job well.

Thanks.


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