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Old 03-16-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Open Office Install Problem


On tis end I have a HP G71 laptop and Slackware v13 ...

For whatever insane reason Slackware v13 does NOT come with Open Office and the user has to install the program on their own. With that said, I've gone the following route, several times and with zero success ... so you tell me:

.1. <usr> d/l the applicable Open Office files
.2. <usr> unpack the files by way of tar -xvp and end up with *.rpm files
.3. <usr> Switch to the RPM directory and use rpm2tgz to convert the *.rpm files to *.tgz files.
.4. <usr> to <root> su -c installpkg ooo*.tgz and do the same with openoffice*.tgz. All seems to go well here.
.5. <root> switch to desktop directory and remove Debian, Suse and Mandriva files.
.6. <root> convert Slackware file to *.tgz
.7. <root> installpkg openoffice

Using the above noted steps all seems to go well, until after re-booting and starting up "x" as either ROOT or as a USER ... nothing! The "x" window displays show the Open Office files to be there but clicking on them, all I get is a bouncing cursor for a few seconds - then nothing!

So I ask you, what else needs to be done?

tyc

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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Use the SlackBuild taken from http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...penoffice.org/ to create a proper Slackware package that actually works for you.

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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Easier to use the Slackbuild.
 
Old 03-16-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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For some sane reason, you can get a SlackBuild here:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...penoffice.org/
 
Old 03-16-2010, 12:16 PM   #5
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Three posts suggesting the same thing within two minutes! Perhaps it's good advice
 
Old 03-17-2010, 05:50 AM   #6
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Sbopkg is great tool for slackbuilds makes it work like apt-get or yum kinda
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #7
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Easier to use the Slackbuild.
Catkin ...

Thanks for getting back. It's appreciated ...
but "Page Not Found" ... oops!!! :-)

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:53 PM   #8
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Sbopkg is great tool for slackbuilds makes it work like apt-get or yum kinda
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Sbopkg? Never heard of it ... but then that's nothing new for me. Appreciate the info. Thanks.

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Old 03-17-2010, 01:02 PM   #9
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For some sane reason, you can get a SlackBuild here:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...penoffice.org/
Brian;

Thanks! Might as well try it ... all else has failed.

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Old 03-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #10
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did you work it out?
 
Old 03-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #11
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For huge things like OOo, i always get it from a trutest pre-compiled resources. In this case, from rworkman pkgs (choose appropriate arch from the link, 32-bit version in my case).
 
Old 03-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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"Page Not Found" ... oops!!! :-)
As you say: ooops!!! Sorry. Works without the trailing slash (curious ...?). Here in code tags so the whole link is visible
Code:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.0/office/openoffice.org  <== original
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.0/office/openoffice.org/  <== new version
EDIT: No -- works with the trailing slash and not without (corrected above). Still curious!

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Old 03-18-2010, 03:59 PM   #13
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did you work it out?
Not yet. Slowly picking my way thru it but have been busy with work most of the time so far.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=catkin;3902166]
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...openoffice.org
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...openoffice.org
/QUOTE]

Both are identical ...

Still have the OOo v3.1 d/l in the OOo*.gz format

Still not sure how this "slackbuilds" varient is different.

As for the larger d/l will have to go over to the local library and use their WiFi to speed things up ... also just found out a local pub also has free WiFi installed. Give you three guesses (first two down't oount) where I'll d/l the larger files? :-)

Thanks for getting back.

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Old 03-18-2010, 05:20 PM   #15
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Both rworkman's package and the SlackBuild on slackbuilds.org repackage the official OpenOffice binaries, so there is no compilation AFAIK, and neither will take very long to install. Robby's package is done for you so you can just download and install. With the SlackBuild, you download, run the SlackBuild, and it will repackage the binaries into a standard Slackware package, which you can then install. This takes a bit longer but since it is repackaging and not compiling it does not take long at all. Either way is quick and easy.
 
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