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Old 05-05-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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Question How to Install OpenOffice PROPERLY??

Hi i am a newbie to Linux... I am Using Slackware Linux 10.2 with Dropline GNOME 2.12.2.. I've downloaded the OPEN OFFICE Installer file OOo_1_1.1.4_LinuxIntel_install1.tar.gz ... but i don't know how to install it.. can anyone please help me!!!

Please, let me know in which way I should install the software to have the SHORTCUTs on Application Menu and how to sign Open Office as default for relative works??

Thank You
Old 05-05-2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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Best thing to do...
Go to, and get the Open Office package, then, su to root, and run installpkg
~#:installpkg oowhatever.tgz
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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One of our developers builds an package here:

It's tailored for Dropline GNOME, and is quite refined (includes some of the Novell patches as well). You can install it with Slackware's standard tools as well "installpkg/upgradepkg".

I think that this was built for 2.12.x, even though our current stable release of Dropline GNOME is 2.14.1.


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