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Old 10-23-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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Open Office Registration

Anyone have any idea why OO prompts me to register *everytime* I enster write or calc? No matter what selection I make...I will be prompted to register next time. I installed on Slackware 10.0 in /opt/OO... directory and the directory has permissions 755.

Old 10-23-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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I think you installed it wrongly, you may have tried to use one installation for all users, and it can't save it's configuration because of the wrong write permissions. You should run "./install --prefix=/where-you-want-to-install-it-to" , then as a normal user, go the folder that you installed it in and run "setup" from there. Once the setup wizard has appeared choose "network setup" and a folder in you home directory to save OO settings. Once the installation is complete, if using KDE a menu entry will apear and you can just select the OO app to run. You won't get the registration error.
Old 10-24-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the pointers. I was doing it's what I ended up doing:

1) Server installation: su to root, go to /usr/src/OOdir, run ./setup -net

2) Workstation installation: exit from root to user console, go to /opt/OOdir (in my case this was the should be whereever you installed OO), run ./setup


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