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Old 01-05-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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Newvie install of OpenOffice 2.0.1


Would someone walk me through the steps of installing OpenOffice, on Mandriva from the .rpm files? I know how to install an RPM, but its like everyone depends on another, and I can't get it started...
 
Old 01-06-2006, 02:21 AM   #2
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Do this from the RPMS directory
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#rpm -Uvh *.rpm desktop-integration/*mandriva*.rpm
 
Old 01-06-2006, 05:55 AM   #3
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I got this error...

[tauhshi@ip24-254-32-142 ~]$ cd /home/tauhshi/Download/OOo_2.0.1_LinuxIntel_install/OOA680_m1_native_packed-1_en-US.8990/RPMS
[tauhshi@ip24-254-32-142 RPMS]$ #rpm -Uvh *.rpm desktop-integration/*mandriva*.rpm
[tauhshi@ip24-254-32-142 RPMS]$ rpm -Uvh *.rpm desktop-integration/*mandriva*.rpm
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000
 
Old 01-06-2006, 06:17 AM   #4
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As indicated in the command above, you have to be root (# means root, $ means normal user). Use su to switch to root before installing the rpms.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 03:20 PM   #5
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*slaps head* Wish I knew that, I've always wndered what those mean...
 
Old 04-03-2006, 04:49 PM   #6
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As a beginner my questions are:

from where can I download the rpms?

In what directory should I put the rpms before executing the above command?

will this install work over a previous install of an older version, and when finished will the new program be entered automatically to the start menu?
 
Old 04-03-2006, 04:59 PM   #7
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You can get the rpms from the openoffice.org website. Its best to uninstall any older versions before installing new ones. As for the rest of your questions, take a look at my post in this thread.
 
  


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