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Old 04-15-2005, 09:45 AM   #1
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accessing programs in a multiuser environment


i have installed star office by logging in as root. now what shall be done for all users( there are about 40 users) to access the program without cding into the root directory?
any body, plz help. i am using knoppix
thanks in anticipation
 
Old 04-15-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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Well if you installed it correctly, the users shouldn't have to cd in to the root directory(which they can't do anyway). How exactly did you install star office?
 
Old 04-15-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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i installed it by ./ command . it was a bin file.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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Well, I'm assuming the installer was smart enough to install Star Office so it was shared. Have you tried running Star Office as another user?
 
Old 04-15-2005, 11:15 AM   #5
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other users can run star office only after cd ing into the root directory. it is the directory of root in home area like other user directories.the permissions allow to do that. or, link can be made in the desktop. The problem is, is it possible to make a symlink or so for all users at one go?
 
Old 04-15-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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You installed it incorrectly. When I installed SO, I was given the option to install it for all users to access, or in my home directory - single-user.

I suggest you uninstall it, re-read the documentation, and then install it for all users to access.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #7
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You need to do a network installation for everyone to be able to run staroffice without having to get into the root directory. Install it in /opt or /usr/local. The instructions are on the openoffice.org website.

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