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Old 03-14-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Just wondered if anyone had the same problems as me.

After extracting the rpms and then converting them with alien I found a the testtool and writer would not install due to overlapping files in some of the core units.

Anyway, left them out and just installed them later with dpkg and the --force-overwrite option. (and left out the suse and redhat menu options).

All went ok

cd'd to /opt/openoffice.org1.9.79/program/

ran ./soffice

and it works, looks good, but did anyone else have this annoyance?
Old 03-14-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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yes, that happenned to me, I had only noticed that writer wasn't there, but will check the other. I had just been wondering if any others had not installed (bad me, I didn't watch too closely when I told it to install them).

>The other did have a conflict.

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Old 03-30-2005, 09:37 AM   #3
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Newbie want to as well

I've got that problem too... I managed to figure out installation on debian via alien but my writer etc. is missing as well... How do I use dpkg to finish the job?
Old 03-30-2005, 10:45 AM   #4
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It's okay..

I figured it out...
After I read the documentation!... Doh...

But if you feel like putting me out my mysery..

what's the easiest way of getting a openoffice button in my icewm menu/toobar... I used ln [open office path] openoffice in usr/bin and then added the entries but now it says that a binary can't be found whilst loading...

Please Help..
Old 03-30-2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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What I did was create a symbolic link in /usr/bin:
ls -s /usr/bin/ooffice2 /opt/openoffice.org1.9.79/program/soffice.bin
so now the command to start Openoffice2 is "ooffice2". You should be able to enter that command to start it in a menu editor. I have it in KDE, so I do not know exactly what to do in icewm.


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