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Old 06-06-2002, 08:09 AM   #1
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Dependency problems with StarOffice install

Im pretty new to Linux. I recently installed RedHat 7.3 and wanted to try and load StarOffice 5.2 from a Mandrake Application CD. I ran the rpm file from command line as the root user and it came back with dependency problems. I tried bypassing the dependencies and it did the install, but none of the programs would run.

Anybody else have this issue? As I said, im a complete newbie and didnt write down what the dependencies were.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Old 06-06-2002, 09:27 AM   #2
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Well that would most likely indicate your missing something that StarOffice needs on your system. Try to find out what you were missing and install those dependencies, then try to install StarOffice again, then it should work.
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Ill give it a shot, thanks.
Old 06-06-2002, 09:31 AM   #4
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That's the whole hassle with linux stardartization, you see Mandrake packages contain mdk suffix in the package name and when you install a Mandrake package on Red Hat machine it would install fine if there is no deps problem, but if there is a dependency problem here starts fun. The same happens with ximian desktop (that's why I don't use it) it replaces a bunch of libs with ximian suffixes and when you try to update or install a package and you know you have all the libs intact it won't let you unless you get a replacement for all dependent packages with ximian suffix in them. Rediculous. So, I heard sun has shut down free downloads of star office 5.2 - solution is head to and grab open office 1.0.
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I got I downloaded the windows version by mistake.


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