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Old 06-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #16
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All I ever do is download the gzipped OpenOffice rpm's from Apache, unzip and untar, do a 'rpm2tgz ./*' and then a pkgtool install. Always works perfectly for me.
Sounds interesting -- dumb question (not all that familiar with rpm2tgz): rpm2tgz /* winds up with a whole bunch of .tgz's, do you installpgk all those? And what do you do with the desktop-integration files?

Thanks

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #17
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I get and install the packages, and it work right !

Thanks, see you.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #18
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Earlier this year I deployed Libre Office at one of my client's networks. It must be said that this client uses many advanced features of the office suite. Folks reported a series of bizarre bugs, so I finally reverted all client PCs to Apache Open Office, and everything works fine now.
My experience is the opposite. I was using ApacheOO for long time, and some day in a calc sheet with twelve pages I wanted just one, and tried to delete the others. But at every try AOO crashed.
Delete one page at a time, two, all eleven, always crashed.
I installed LibreOffice, and with the same file, I deleted those 11 pages without problems.
It seems that we are lucky having two major office suites, when one has problems, install the other


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Sounds interesting -- dumb question (not all that familiar with rpm2tgz): rpm2tgz /* winds up with a whole bunch of .tgz's, do you installpgk all those? And what do you do with the desktop-integration files?
Sorry for the nosy answer Yes install all tgzs. If you need localization do the same with language file.
About desktop integration, convert and install just the "freedesktop" file.
 
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:39 AM   #19
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Sorry for the nosy answer Yes install all tgzs. If you need localization do the same with language file.
About desktop integration, convert and install just the "freedesktop" file.
Thanks! I used OO since it was Star Office (before Sun bought that and then turned it loose as OpenOffice). Didn't like it as much as I liked Adobe FrameMaker, and they didn't port Frame to Linux and... I still miss FrameMaker (not available for Linux, just Windows, bah, humbug), a real pleasure to use on Sun SPARC work stations, Frame. Sigh. Wrote a novel with Frame, silly me, and had to export that to, essentially, Word to get it into OpenOffice (pain in the hiney, too!).

I've been using LibrOffice, it's OK (for a Microsoft Office clone, as is OpenOffice, the lowest common denominator). Like templates (don't like to develop templates, just like to use them), LibreOffice didn't have many and too many of those were European-oriented (nothing wrong with that, but, you know, I live in North America and we speak English here and have different ways of doing things -- now I know how Europeans feel about US-specifications in everything).

I have a great deal of respect for Apache and the work that they do and I'm going back to OpenOffice with my eyes wide shut. This is not to say that LibreOffice has anything wrong with it -- seems to be pretty darned OK -- but, well, Apache is Apache and I think I'll go back and stick with 'em for a while.

Maybe I missed something but I don't really see anything nosy in the answer, I'm grateful for the help!
 
Old 06-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #20
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> Quote:
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> > > This happens a lot with Libreoffice
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> > Why this happens a lot with Libreoffice ?
> You seem to be reading and responding to LQ posts using a mail client,

Not mail client, but yes mail client reply syntax because I prefer it over quote syntax of forums software.

> therefore you are probably missing a lot of context.

No, no, I don't missing the context. I questioning because I don't know the reason.

> He was referring to the fact that LibreOffice download URLs are only
> working for the most current version. When a new version of LibreOffice
> is released, download URLs for older versions stop working because the
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Ah, OK, thanks. See you.
 
Old 06-18-2013, 08:34 AM   #21
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> > Why this happens a lot with Libreoffice ?
> > Thanks, see you.
> Because libreoffice keeps only one stable version download link at the
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> http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/<VERSION>
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> When they update libreoffice, let's say 4.0.2 -> 4.0.3, previous link
> /stable/4.0.2 disappears and new link /stable/4.0.3 appears. There is a
> workaround which use alternative download link where they keep every
> releases (don't be confused with word "old", every release - even
> newest version - goes there), so you could download it any time.
> According to slackbuild's description it should be.
> Code:
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> http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/stable/<VERSION>
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> but last time I checked /old/stable doesn't exist anymore, so
> alternative link that works now is:
> Code:
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> http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/<VERSION>
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> Slackbuild maintainer could simply use the later URL, but given
> LibreOffice maintainers nature, these links could change any time, so
> there is no point using them (at least until download URL's became
> stable).
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OK, many thanks for you explained answer. I learning a lot with it. See you.
 
Old 06-18-2013, 09:07 AM   #22
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I used OO since it was Star Office (before Sun bought that and then turned it loose as OpenOffice)
Talking about fifteen years ago I used too, that one with the butterfly and that strange (to say the less) desktop.


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Maybe I missed something but I don't really see anything nosy in the answer, I'm grateful for the help!
You've quoted another user, maybe I should wait for his answer.
Hence the "nosy", nothing to worry about
 
Old 06-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #23
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Oh, dang. Gotta pay more attention!
 
Old 06-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #24
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Thanks! I used OO since it was Star Office (before Sun bought that and then turned it loose as OpenOffice).
Same here. I did my best to try to like Star Office 5, even though my Linux desktop at the time (Windowmaker, Netscape web browser) had a distinctly East German look to it.
 
Old 06-19-2013, 07:47 AM   #25
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Ah, yes, the weird butterfly (looked kinda neat on a SPARC 4 and SPARC 5 work station, though). That was back in the "purple" days for displays (whatever happened to the purple days?). Actually, I thought it would have better if they'd used the Death's-head Hawkmoth -- now that would have been a really, really cool logo!
 
  


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