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Old 02-18-2005, 03:38 AM   #1
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Installing Openoffice (frustration)


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:

Code:
/root/OOo_1.1.4_LinuxIntel_install
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:
Code:
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
  -c                  (ignored)
  -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 <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
root@michael:/usr/local/sbin#
So I ran this:
Code:
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.
Thanks
 
Old 02-18-2005, 03:45 AM   #2
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http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/i...ons.html#linux
 
Old 02-18-2005, 07:30 AM   #3
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Hi barton,

for me works the following procedure:

- get the package and extract it with "tar xzvf Name-of-the-archive"
- su to root, then change to the directory that has been created by the tar command
- call "./setup -net" to start a multi-user setup (a running x-server is required to do this)
- follow the instructions on the screen - for example I install the program into /opt/OpenOffice

- after that "exit" to normal user and start /opt/OpenOffice/setup (or replace the path according to where you installed it)
- follow the instructions on the screen - choose the option where a minimal set of files is copied to your home directory

- if required, you can call "/opt/OpenOffice/program/spadmin.bin" (modify to your path) to add additional TrueType fonts

Ready. You should have starters to OpenOffice at least in your KDE menu, in Gnome too, I guess. The programs themself are in /opt/OpenOffice/program (modify to your path), like "swriter" for the MS Word-pendant or scalc for the spreadsheet program.

Hope this helps. Regards,

titopoquito
 
Old 02-18-2005, 08:03 AM   #4
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titopoquito,
and how does that differ from the openoffice official documentation?
 
Old 02-18-2005, 08:27 AM   #5
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@ kodon

I doesn't differ. But I thought it would be nice for barton or others, that look in this thread, to find the information here together with the original question, without going to another site.
I think I should have looked into your link -- the info I had downloaded myself from OpenOffice.org was a pdf file (administrator's handbook i think), where I had to skip many pages just to find the needed "./setup -net". So my apologies, see it as a proof of you expertise

Regards,

titopoquito
 
  


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