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Old 10-29-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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Open Office 2.0 for redhat

Hi, I know that exist a place for software discussions in the forum, but I think that for my problem will be better to post in this place....

Well I have Redhat 9 with open office 1.1.2. I have downloaded Openoffice 2.0 and installed the RPM package but now I don't know what to do to run 2.0 as a default.

If I want to run 2.0 I must go to "/opt/openoffice.org2.0/program" and run swrite for example... but if I go to the links in the menu it runs 1.1.2.

Then How can upgrade from 1.1.2 to 2.0 or I just must uninstall 1.1.2 and to have 2.0 as a default?

I think that is very strange because the documentation in the openoffice web was incomplete about how to installed in Redhat and in the Redhat web it seems as nobody is thinking in install 2.0... I will apreciate your advices !
Old 10-29-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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Look where you unpacked the rpms for 2.0 and look for the directory named desktop-integration. Run the RPM for your particular desktop. If you're using KDE, you can use kmenuedit to remove/edit menu options.

Take another look and download both SETUP_GUIDE-1.pdf and user_guide2_draft.pdf
Old 10-29-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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how did you install open office? the fact that you say you must go to /opt to run it tells me you didn't use an RPM. that is fine, but if you want to upgrade the existing version it is kinda helpful to use one (assuming it was installed as an rpm).

what do you see when you run this:

$ rpm -qa |grep -i office |grep -v lang

my guess is that you will see open office version 1.x. if you don't have an RPM for your build then you will want to run:

# rpm -ev [name of the open office package]

to remove the old one.

manually, updating menu entries to reflect the new is a bit too painful for my tastes. i would suggest you simply add a launcher to your menu panel.

Old 10-29-2005, 11:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for your answers...

the last step it didn't work before:

cd desktop-integration
rpm -Uvh

but now I have tried again and it has worked!


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