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Old 04-03-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
Earl Parker II
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problems uninstalling OpenOffice 1.1.0

I have attempted to uninstall OpenOffice 1.1.0 with the idea of installing 1.1.1. I ran the setup script, went through the uninstall routine then found that all of the directories/files seemed to be intact.

Is the idea that one has to manually remove all directories/files associated with 1.1.0 (I can see that as being pretty tricky) or is there a better way out? Obviously I don't want to try to install 1.1.1 until I get this cleared up.

Any advice would be most welcome and appreciated.
Old 04-03-2004, 06:25 PM   #2
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I recently made this upgrade, and it seems to be working fine. As far as I'm aware, all the system-wide files sit under the one directory (/usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.1.0 or whatever) so you can just obliterate that. That's what the OpenOffice install guide says too.

In terms of per-user installation, you need to be aware of the ~/.sversionrc file. This points to where the per-user data is to go. The instructions say to delete these, which will mean that when the user goes to run OpenOffice it will go to the reinstall process to set up the new version. Obviously, you then lose all your settings. Maybe try just changing the version number in .sversionrc? Worst thing that can happen is it doesn't work, and you delete the file anyway!

Have fun,

Old 04-04-2004, 12:50 PM   #3
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After creating this post I found the OpenOffice install guide that you refer to (isn't it amazing- you go to the OO site and they tell you how to install OO). I simply deleted every reference to OO 1.1.0 I could find, installed OO 1.1.1 and it seems to be working perfectly.

Thank you for taking the time to reply. I'm a Linux newbie (2 weeks now) and am throughly enjoying learning something so different from Windows. The help I get on this board is doing a great deal to reduce the steepness of the learning curve.


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