I am trying to install Openoffice after I getting sick of koffice and want something new. Since Openoffice won the 2004 award, I'd figure I would try it. I downloaded there newest version and extracted it to:
Inside that directory has all the "nuts-n-bolts" of the software. I went in the console and changed into that directory and typed "install". It responds with try "install --help". So I proceed to do so and get this:
root@michael:/usr/local/sbin# install --help
Usage: install [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST (1st format)
or: install [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY (2nd format)
or: install -d [OPTION]... DIRECTORY... (3rd format)
In the first two formats, copy SOURCE to DEST or multiple SOURCE(s) to
the existing DIRECTORY, while setting permission modes and owner/group.
In the third format, create all components of the given DIRECTORY(ies).
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file
-b like --backup but does not accept an argument
-d, --directory treat all arguments as directory names; create all
components of the specified directories
-D create all leading components of DEST except the last,
then copy SOURCE to DEST; useful in the 1st format
-g, --group=GROUP set group ownership, instead of process' current group
-m, --mode=MODE set permission mode (as in chmod), instead of rwxr-xr-x
-o, --owner=OWNER set ownership (super-user only)
-p, --preserve-timestamps apply access/modification times of SOURCE files
to corresponding destination files
-s, --strip strip symbol tables, only for 1st and 2nd formats
-S, --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix
-v, --verbose print the name of each directory as it is created
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit
The backup suffix is `~', unless set with --suffix or SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX.
The version control method may be selected via the --backup option or through
the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:
none, off never make backups (even if --backup is given)
numbered, t make numbered backups
existing, nil numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
simple, never always make simple backups
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
So I ran this:
root@michael:~/OOo_1.1.4_LinuxIntel_install# install -v setup /usr/local/openoffice
`setup' -> `/usr/local/openoffice'
Now in my /usr/local directory there is an execuctable file called "openoffice" (82.3kilobytes). This executable does nothing.
I am completely lost because I am accustomed to using "installpkg" with apps from linuxpackages.net.
I would appreciate any help.