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Old 03-19-2007, 03:45 AM   #1
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Need help installing OpenOffice


Sorry if this is the wrong place to be, but I figured, I need help with OpenOffice w/ Slackware, so I'll go to a Slackware forum.

Anyway, I unpacked "openoffice.org-2.0.3-i586-1kjz", and I put the folders where they should have manually (I couldn't get that script to work). Whenever I try to open one of the programs now, it will be down in the taskbar, saying that it is loading, but then just stops.

What am I doing wrong? Also, if I were to want to uninstall this stuff, how can I? There are so many random folders, I couldn't find them all again.

Thanks,
David
 
Old 03-19-2007, 04:15 AM   #2
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Hi davidguygc

did you download the Slackware package for OpenOffice (ends in .tgz). If yes you can install it by typing the command (as root) installpkg packagename

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:09 AM   #3
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Oh, the fastest, easiest installation (and upgrades, too!) is to be found at Robby Workman's Slackware Packages at http://rlworkman.net/pkgs.

As with all Slackware packages you do "installpkg <pkg>.tgz" and, when an upgrade comes along, "upgradepkg <pkg>.tgz."

After you've installed Robby's package, you can look in /opt/openoffice.org2.x for the directories and files that are installed to help you find any that you'll need to remove from your previous effort.

Best of luck!
 
Old 03-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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tronayne: Thanks for the recommendation!

davidguygc: Regardless of whose package you decide to use, the proper way to install it is with the installpkg(8) command. If you're going to use my package, and you want to be sure that any remnants of the early tries are gone, do this:
installpkg openoffice.org-2.0.3-i586-1kjz
removepkg openoffice.org
installpkg openoffice.org-2.1.0-586-1_rlw.tgz

You mentioned that you had extracted everything manually before, so if you have a directory named /install, you can remove it.

--RW
 
Old 03-19-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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Hi Davidguygc,
do me a favour open a console window and type in "openoffice.org-2.0" without the inverted comma's. The reason i'm asking you to do this is it sounds like openoffice is either missing some files needed to run or it cannot locate them. Copy and paste the results in the konsole window and post them here.

Have fun, you loose nothing by trying but you will gain understanding!

Cheers
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:07 AM   #6
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Oh by the way tronayne, excellent link and robw810, fantastic site well layed out easy to navigate and highly informative, keep up the outstanding work!
Oh! p.s your dogs look adorable! cool pics!
p.p.s Congrat's on you future arrival, kids are amazing i have a 4 year old son who LOVES slackware

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Old 03-19-2007, 12:41 PM   #7
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This is what typing "openoffice.org-2.0" did:

Code:
bash-3.1# openoffice.org-2.0
/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/javaldx: error while loading shared libraries: libuno_sal.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libvcl680li.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 03-19-2007, 12:52 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robw810
davidguygc: Regardless of whose package you decide to use, the proper way to install it is with the installpkg(8) command. If you're going to use my package, and you want to be sure that any remnants of the early tries are gone, do this:
installpkg openoffice.org-2.0.3-i586-1kjz
removepkg openoffice.org
installpkg openoffice.org-2.1.0-586-1_rlw.tgz
That did the trick! For future reference, what are tell-tale signs that I need to use installpkg? the *.tgz extension? Or is that like a zip file?

BTW, I'm a lot less nooby than I started out lol.

Thanks for everyone's input!
-David
 
Old 03-19-2007, 01:10 PM   #9
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A tgz file IS a tar.gz file (like a zip file, yes). If you type "less <pkgname>" (it shows the package content) you should see a folder named "install" inside and usually two files "slack-desc" and maybe also "doinst.sh" in it. If you see those it should be ok to use installpkg.
Some source packages have a tgz extension too but don't contain this folder and files -- on those you cannot use installpkg to install them.

EDIT: fixed typo

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Old 03-19-2007, 01:15 PM   #10
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Ok, thanks a lot for the info, I'll remember it.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 03:57 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by the-yikes
robw810, fantastic site well layed out easy to navigate and highly informative, keep up the outstanding work!
Oh! p.s your dogs look adorable! cool pics!
p.p.s Congrat's on you future arrival, kids are amazing i have a 4 year old son who LOVES slackware
Thanks for the kind words - feedback is always good to hear

RW
 
Old 03-19-2007, 04:39 PM   #12
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