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Old 08-16-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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I have installed Open OFfice and i wan't everyone to be able to use it, not just root. I know i need to use chmod but i dont know what on and where or how.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:58 AM   #2
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Usually, program will be installed with sensible permissions. Are you sure it doesn't work now? If not, what happens? And how did you install?
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:57 AM   #3
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If this is the source (tar.gz) version, then there is a setup_guide.pdf file which has very clear instructions on how to install, but the basic rundown is this:

If there is more than one user on the machine, a server installation must be installed, followed by a workstation installation by ordinary users (refer page 33).

On a single user machine, you can install OOo in a directory that you have full permissions to (e.g. /home/user), but the recommended install is still the 2-stage install (server/workstation) even on a single user machine (refer page 15).

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Old 08-16-2004, 09:43 AM   #4
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To clarify myself somewhat: The easy path for most distros is to use the distro's package system. I would be surprised if mandrake didn't have a package for open office, ready to install so that it integrates nicely with your system in every way...
 
Old 08-17-2004, 07:27 AM   #5
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I would be surprised if mandrake didn't have a package for open office, ready to install so that it integrates nicely with your system in every way...
I use Mandrake and, yes it does (though not always the latest). I only assumed that because DaveyB is using Slackware 10, he must be trying to install the tar.gz version because Slack doesn't come with OOo.

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Old 08-17-2004, 08:03 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Baldrick65
I use Mandrake and, yes it does (though not always the latest). I only assumed that because DaveyB is using Slackware 10, he must be trying to install the tar.gz version because Slack doesn't come with OOo.

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Sorry. Stupid me, I don't know how I managed to s/Slackware/Mandrake/

And amazingly, it does seem to be true: according to this Slackware 10 review, Slackware doesn't include OpenOffice. Well, then there is only the hard way: read the installation documentation (Or change disto )
 
Old 08-17-2004, 08:08 AM   #7
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Well, then there is only the hard way: read the installation documentation
Actually, the setup guide is pretty well written, has lots of nice pictures and is easy to follow ... even for a

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