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StarOffice 8 only has their packages in .rpm format. So, i need to convert to .tgz for Slackware. I've copied the RPMS folder from the CD-ROM to /home/user/RPMS. Is there some way of just telling rpm2tgz to just convert everything in that folder to the .tgz format? I tried
I hoped that the "*" would just be seen as a wild card. But, nothing happens. Or, do I need to manually convert each .rpm one at a time to .tgz? That's a lot of typing with those long file names.
It would seem that I have bigger problems than just spelling problems. (You are right.. I did mis-type.) I decided to try converting just one package from rpm to tgz. The following is cut and pasted from Konsole:
All in all, it was hardly worth it. Though almost everything seems to work, SWriter has no ability to SAVE documents. I reinstalled, and I still cannot save. SWriter also brings up a menu when first starting "Filter Selection" that does not include any writer extensions... .txt, .swt, etc. I guess I'm going to have to figure out how to uninstall this mess.
Did you try running StarWriter as root? It might be a permissions issue.
I had a similar problem with Sunbird calendar. A user couldn't create a calendar or any events, but root could. So it was a premissions thing - users couldn't write to the directory that Sunbird was saving stuff in.
/opt/staroffice8/program/soffice.bin X11 error: Can't open display:
Set DISPLAY environment variable, use -display option
or check permissions of your X-Server
(See "man X" resp. "man xhost" for details)
I was logged in as a regular user and tried this.
I also tried "man x" but there were no entries for man x.
I tried man xhost and there are man pages. I tried
to try to let everyone ( me and root) access the xserver. It was unable to open.
As your normal user (the one you logged into X-window as), type xhost +localhost. Then su - root and then export DISPLAY=:0.0
Then try starting swriter again.
On a different note - try downloading the openoffice.org slackbuild from www.slackbuilds.org and make changes to adapt it from openoffice to staroffice (a little search/replace) - then use that one to generate your own Slackware build .tgz. That should do the trick
I did as you said. But, when I started SWriter, it's still giving me the same issues...
It refuses to Save...
The list of formats available to me don't seem to include any text-based ones. I'm given choices like RTF (StarOffice Calc), Star Math 3.0, etc. But, no MS Word, Lotus word, or anything else like this. I've successfully used this on a different pc with other flavors of Linux. But, I guess that SWriter might not be compatible with Slackware 10.2 or somehting got messed up during rpm2tgz.