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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?
Last edited by tyc; 03-16-2010 at 10:56 AM.
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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? :-)
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.