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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:45 pm    Post subject: Mini-HOWTO - Install development version of OpenOffice.org Reply with quote

OK, we're talking about painless installation, no need to compile anything.

Since the OO folks distribute their development version for linux as RPM, we need to install the RPM mechanism. It could be done simply by
Code:
emerge rpm


Next step, just download the latest OO 1.9.xx (1.9.69 right now) as a tarball.
Here is a fast mirror (for example): ftp://openoffice.cict.fr/openoffice/developer/680_m69/OOo_1.9.m69_native_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz

After that, just untar it to some directory (let's say, ~/tmp). You'll see lots of rpm files in it.

Final step, move to the directory with all rpm's and do:
Code:
rpm -ivh --nodeps openofficeorg-*

The --nodeps flag says to ignore all dependencies, you already have all of them, just it's not included in rpm's database.

That's all, run your brand new OO by
Code:
openofficeorg1.9-writer



PS: please excuse my english

EDIT: updated link to the current development version

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NOTE: the original howto was written by Shoshannah Forbes and available here: http://www.xslf.com/archives/000100.html (in hebrew) 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: re: openofficeorg1.9-writer Reply with quote

I'd love to run this as a user ;) - at the moment it only works as root. A normal user generates "The application cannot be started. An internal error occured" - any ideas?
btw: the perms look fine (555).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... I run it as a user without any problem... :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you read the instructions at http://installation.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=609 ?

i just unpack the tarball and the rpms in it (i just use file-roller) and move the openoffice directory to my home directory, execute:

Code:
openoffice1.9.51/program/pkgchk --shared

Code:
openoffice1.9.51/program/pkgchk --shared


and have development openoffice installed for user (i still use stable ximian-openoffice system wide).

don't know how to make development openoffice to open documents when i click them, so i start development openoffice and open files from there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This tip also works with ximianized rpms at http://red-carpet.go-ooo.org/ooo-680/nld-9-i586/ 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works great. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

can someone make an eBuild or does one exist?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diavolo wrote:
Hello,

can someone make an eBuild or does one exist?

It will do if yu make one... [/url]
Submit it using this
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can I uninstall this ?
Code:

rpm -ev openofficeorg-*
error: package openofficeorg-calc-1.9.79-1.i586.rpm is not installed
error: package openofficeorg-core01-1.9.79-1.i586.rpm is not installed
...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did this

Code:
# rpm -q -a
# rpm -e --nodeps openofficeorg-*


Where * is core, writer, and so on
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

supersponge wrote:
I did this

Code:
# rpm -q -a
# rpm -e --nodeps openofficeorg-*


Where * is core, writer, and so on

Doesn't work for me :(
Is there a way to see which files a rpm has ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, its in the RPM man page. But what I did was ran "rpm -q -a" to list all the rpms installed, then uninstalling them based on those names. I assume when you typed "openofficeorg-*" you were in the directory w/ the rpm files, so you were essentialy running "rpm -ev openofficeorg-calc-1.9.79-1.i586.rpm" and so on. Delete the part from the second hyphen onward and it should work.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diavolo wrote:
Hello,

can someone make an eBuild or does one exist?


https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=77614

- read comment #25
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