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Old 07-19-2001, 10:57 PM   #1
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StarOffice 5.2 on RH Linux 7.1


Has anyone ever installed StarOffice 5.2 from the CD included in the Red Hat Linux 7.1 distro? If so, how did you go about it (what directories was it installed to, configured, etc.)? Thanks in advance.
Old 07-23-2001, 10:18 AM   #2
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I have never installed off the cd's but only downloaded. But I assume they are the same... copy the files over from the cd, then there should be a like .bin file. You can install directly from that in X by typing it at the command and or clicking it.
If its totally different, there should be some README and or INSTALL files within for Star Office fo instructions to get that going.
Old 07-24-2001, 07:16 PM   #3
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Tricky Kid,

Thanks for the help. The CD that contains StarOffice has an autorun file which starts an installation program. That installation program allows you to install alot of other applications on the CD including Java compilers and others. The problem I had is that when I click to install StarOffice, it doesn't ask me where to install it. Instead it places everything in (I think) /usr/opt. Even after that installation, I can't run StarOffice. When I looked in the directory everything we installed under, there was a "setup" binary (among many other dirs. and files). This binary is I believe the same one that you were talking about. When I run that setup, the normal SunMicrosystems screen comes up and it installs StarOffice. It just struck me as odd that I had to do two installs. Also, I'm not sure what the best place is to install StarOffice when I run the real setup program.

Any ideas?

Old 07-24-2001, 07:27 PM   #4
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There are two options.
Single user install, in your own /home/me
Root install dunno how this works!
I used the RH7.0 install CD, which was equally unsupported. If you go to the install advice is confusing to say the least.
I suggest you log in with your regular account and click on the install binary. It should run and install under /home/you
Hope me/you is comprehensible.
Old 07-25-2001, 03:34 PM   #5
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That sounds like a good plan. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works out. Thanks.


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