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Old 11-14-2004, 03:54 AM   #1
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Question StarOffice 7 installation question


I would like to install Sun's StarOffice 7 on my Linux box. The thing is, I'd like to share it among different users. So what I did was simply run the installation process as root and set the installation directory as /usr/local/staroffice7.

Installation per se completed smoothly. However, I ran into two problems.

First, the KDE menu on users (not root) does not get the new "Office" menu and program icons like when you install it as a normal user. I could manually create it for each user, but that'd be a pain in the neck.

Second, whenever I start one of the SO7 applications, I get the error saying "could not create a symbolic link" to some Java stuff. (I should have saved the error.) Looking at the error message I believe it's because the normal users do not have proper permissions on the /usr/local/staroffice7 directory. I could manually adjust the permissions here, too, though I'd rather have things like this done automatically by the installation process.

Are those two things just something I have to live with? Or is there an easier (and/or a more appropriate) way to install StarOffice 7 to be shared among users? Any ideas would be appreciated.



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