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Old 08-20-2002, 09:06 PM   #1
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Talking Noob Question on OpenOffice Install

Hi there people. Sorry for my ness but here is my question

I downloaded OpenOffice, I did tar xvzf.filename.tar.gaz everything went well.
I cd to [root@localhost oo_1.0.1_src]# that went well too.

Here is though what i dont get. When I do make install i get

make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

Am Assuming that i need to run the ./configure command but the instructions i read so far are kinda confusing me on what to type next to ./configure.

thank you.

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Old 08-21-2002, 12:09 AM   #2
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I think it makes an INSTALL directory when you untar it. cd to that and then type:

./install --prefix=/opt

In this case it installs to /opt, you can change it to whatever. Or just leave off the --prefix part to install in where you are at.

I don't think you have to do a make or a make install to install OO.

Just follow the instructions on the website and it should all go OK.

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I have a new question:

I didn't have my Java runtime environment installed before I installed OO. Is there anyway to add this to the OO environment without reinstalling? You know that part where it searched for java in the setup? I tried a "repair" but I'm not sure if it worked.
Old 08-21-2002, 05:30 PM   #3
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PenguinMan, if you're going to use OOo, not edit its code, it's much better idea to get the binary version. OOo compilation is really long.
BTW if you're not sure what to write with ./configure, use
./configure --help
It'll give you a list of possible options.
Old 08-21-2002, 05:46 PM   #4
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Remember to untar and configure it in your own directory or change permissions on the directories to your own or it won't run properly.

Old 10-20-2002, 03:01 AM   #5
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you need to cd to the /oo_1.0.1_src/config_office directory and then run ./configure

when i run ./configure i get an error saying (warning: correct jdk not found) and a
checking for GPC files... configure: error: GPC files not found. then it stops dead and doesn't generate a make file. how can i fix this ( i dont think the jdk thing is a big prob because it posts the warning and keeps going but i would like to know if and how i should fix that too).

i also tried to use the binary but no dice, something about obsolete 64 bit headers or something.

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Old 10-22-2002, 01:59 PM   #6
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Compiling OpenOffice from source is a big project.

The final make will take around 15 hours to compile on your current system. If you're sure that this is the route for you, then you need to append the following:

./configure --with-jdk-home=/usr/local/jdk1.3.x --with-gpc-home=/usr/src/gpc

but of course this won't work unless these files are already on your system. Go to the website and follow the instructions.

You will also need to recompile gcc.

I've compiled OO for proprietary OSs and believe me, it's not a small undertaking.

If you can find binaries for your system and solve any associated dependencies / conflicts there, that's the easier way by far.

Old 10-22-2002, 05:53 PM   #7
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I think the problem here is that there are two different types of install... there's the binary install, where a directory called install would be created, and you'd need to simply do a ./instlal --prefix=/opt (or something, as root) and then /opt/OpenOfficeX.XX/setup as a normal user to get it going. There's also the source install, where you'd need to do the whole configuring, making and make installing. Which method you use depends on which download you chose.
Old 10-22-2002, 07:22 PM   #8
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Thanks for the clarification Thymox! I was reading this, as I just ran through it last night in a zip, and it was nothing. I got the binary version I guess? I simply untarred, entered the "install" directory and "./install" and that's it for root. Switched to user and did the setup, and BAM, it's good to go.


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ok i got the binary to work and am ./setup ing right now. i guess i got a bad binary the first time i downloaded it.


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