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Old 03-06-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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OO.org 2.0 non-RPM?


Is there a non-RPM install out there. How do I go about installing it if it's not?
 
Old 03-06-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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Do you mean installing a rpm or installing a non-rpm? If it's a non rpm, most likely they distribute it as a .bin or .sh file, so all you have to do is to type "sh file.name.bin".

If it's an rpm and you use Debian or Slackware as your profile says, it's better to convert the .rpm to a native file (.deb or .tgz) to your Operating System. rpm2tgz and Alien can get that job done. Slackware can handle .rpm's, but it's always better to use a native package

Good luck!
 
Old 03-06-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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It's a bunch of RPMs. Guess I have to try alien then. Does it give 100% correct files? Or is there a chance it goes wrong?
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:00 AM   #4
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I have just installed the beta on slack using *tgz files that were converted from rpms and it works fine.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:05 AM   #5
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There's always a chance that things can go wrong(since you are not me, most likely it will work... it's just my life that sucks... ok, depression apart...), but then you simply remove the package. That's why I recommend you to convert to a slackware native package first, ratter then forcing install of .rpm's.

I've just used alien to convert .rpms package to both slackware and debian, but small packages as zsnes or fceu. It should not be a problem with big programs as OOo, but problems can always happen
 
Old 03-06-2005, 12:17 PM   #6
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Didn't work for me. After the install it missed files. So guess I'll just wait till debian picks it up. Might try slack later but not now cause there's too much left to tinker there and I won't risk that I'll be doing that while I have loads of homework to do.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 01:41 PM   #7
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I just used rpm2tgz on slackware 10 and it worked with only the minor issue that the path the openoffice-1.9 script needed a path changing. Program was installed in /opt/openoffice1.9.79 which was fine for me.
 
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I think that might have been the same problem for me. Is it the openoffice-1.9 in /usr/bin that you edited? Maybe I'll try again tomorrow
 
  


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