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Old 10-13-2003, 08:07 PM   #1
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OpenOffice 1.1.0 installed but ...


I have Suse 8.2 pro and this is the first app I install.

It went ok but I have a few questions.

During the install I was not able to upgrade since it said I had another version installed not in the same language. I have the OpenOffice 1.0 that came with suse and I am in English.
I guess the suse app is German, because of this I was not able to update. I had to do a complete install and how I have ver 1.0 and 1.1.0 on my system. Do I just remove the older one with Yast ?

The new version does not have any icons. I need to use the open with option and choose version 1.1.0 otherwise the files open with 1.0. How do I add this app on the desktop or in the start menu area ?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 08:56 PM   #2
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" Do I just remove the older one with Yast ?"

First check to see what version is in the rpm data base with:
rpm -qi openoffice
If it is version 1.0 then remove it with rpm or YaST.

If the rpm data base shows the Open Office 1.1.0 is installed then you don't want to remove it. Instead you can delete /opt/OpenOffice.org1.0 and /home/user/OpenOffice.org1.0.

"How do I add this app on the desktop or in the start menu area ?"

Set up a desktop icon to start soffice. Look for /usr/bin/soffice. /usr/bin/office should be a symbolic link to /opt/OpenOffice.org/1.1.0/program/soffice.

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Old 10-13-2003, 09:31 PM   #3
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Hi
I typed rpm -qi openoffice in the konsole ... I get "package openoffice is not installed".

I didn't use Yast to install, I followed the instructions on the openoffice site.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 09:56 PM   #4
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"I didn't use Yast to install, I followed the instructions on the openoffice site."

OK, you probably have version 1.0 installed as an rpm package and 1.1.0 isn't.

Use this command to get a listing of every rpm in the rpm data base:
rpm -qa | less
Look through the list until you find out exactly what the Open Office package name is in the rpm data base (for example maybe it is OpenOffice).
Then do:
rpm -qi OpenOffice
to find out what version number of Open Office was installed by rpm (if any).

If Open Office 1.0 is in the rpm data base you can remove it with:
rpm -e OpenOffice

If Open Office 1.0 is not in the rpm data base then you can remove it by:

deleting /opt/OpenOffice.org.1.0
deleting /home/user/OpenOffice.org.1.0


After you remove Open Office 1.0 then do:
ln -s /opt/OpenOffice.org.1.1.0/program/soffice /usr/bin/soffice


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Old 10-13-2003, 10:15 PM   #5
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I can't seem to find a character in your command on my keyboard.

rpm -qa ? less

I has tried "rpm -qi OpenOffice" the 1st time and no go as well.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:37 AM   #6
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"I can't seem to find a character in your command on my keyboard."

rpm -qa ? less

It is on the same key as \ (shift \)

Also you can use this command instead:

rpm -qa > /root/rpm.list.txt

and it will create a file with all of the rpm package names in it.


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Old 10-14-2003, 08:20 PM   #7
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OK, I found the following with rpm -qa | less

OpenOffice_org-en-help-1.0.2-30

OpenOffice_org-en-1.0.2-30

OpenOffice_org-1.0.2-30

OpenOffice_org-Quickstarter-1.0-55
 
Old 10-14-2003, 08:42 PM   #8
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Try getting rid of these rpms with rpm -e

rpm --nodeps -e OpenOffice_org-en-help

rpm --nodeps -e OpenOffice_org-en

rpm --nodeps -e OpenOffice_org

rpm --nodeps -e OpenOffice_org-Quickstarter


Then take a look at /opt and /home/user and see if you have directories for older versions of Open Office. You want to keep OpenOffice.org.1.1.0 directories but anything previous to 1.1.0 should be deleted.

After you have deleted all the old version then make sure that you can still start soffice by making sure the symbolic link is still there.

ln -s /opt/OpenOffice.org.1.1.0/program/soffice /usr/bin/soffice


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