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Author Topic: How can I start OpenOffice 3.2.1 that I've just installed?  (Read 1368 times)
Alb
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« on: September 14, 2010, 12:33:25 pm »

Hello,
I've just installed OpenOffice 3.2.1, downloading the tar.gz file from OpenOffice Site, extracted it on the /opt directory, transformed the rpm packages into tgz ones and so on. Then, by means of installpkg *.tgz I installed the whole OpenOffice.
Here is the result of:
vector://opt/openoffice.org3/program
alberto:$ ls -l
total 196
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 11174 2010-05-20 15:55 about.png
-r--r--r-- 1 root root   233 2010-05-20 15:55 bootstraprc
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  1484 2010-05-20 15:55 crash_report*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 46984 2010-05-20 15:55 crash_report.bin*
-r--r--r-- 1 root root   986 2010-05-20 15:55 fundamentalrc
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 28663 2010-05-20 15:55 intro.png
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 19892 2010-05-20 15:55 libnpsoplugin.so*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  2483 2010-05-20 15:55 python*
-r--r--r-- 1 root root    50 2010-05-20 15:55 redirectrc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    22 2010-09-14 21:48 resource/
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    61 2010-05-20 13:43 sbase*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    61 2010-05-20 13:45 scalc*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    61 2010-05-20 13:43 sdraw*
-r--r--r-- 1 root root    59 2010-05-20 15:55 setuprc
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    64 2010-05-20 13:42 simpress*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    61 2010-05-20 13:42 smath*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  3778 2010-05-20 15:55 soffice*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  7016 2010-05-20 15:55 soffice.bin*
-r--r--r-- 1 root root   180 2010-05-20 15:55 sofficerc
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  2498 2010-05-20 15:55 spadmin*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    63 2010-05-20 13:45 swriter*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  1802 2010-05-20 15:55 unoinfo*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  2613 2010-05-20 15:55 unopkg*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  6236 2010-05-20 15:55 unopkg.bin*
-r--r--r-- 1 root root   455 2010-05-20 15:55 versionrc
vector://opt/openoffice.org3/program
alberto:$
I expected to start OpenOffice by typing 'soffice' , but the command is not recognized as:
alberto:$ soffice
bash: soffice: command not found
vector://opt/openoffice.org3/program
alberto:$
According to me I performed the whole installation correctly, but if so, why I'm not able to start it?
Any suggestions?
Best Regards
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 12:41:46 pm »

You should use the vector package from the extra repository instead. That one will place launchers in your menu and it's sure to run on your system.
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bigpaws
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 01:24:22 pm »

The reason OpenOffice did not start is the path is not in your profile.

You can start it using  /opt/soffice

As mentioned there are compiled OpenOffice packages.

HTH

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Alb
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 12:35:07 am »

Unfortunately not even secifying /opt/soffice makes it possible to start OpenOffice:
vector:/~
alberto:$ /opt/soffice
bash: /opt/soffice: No such file or directory

vector://opt/openoffice.org3/program
alberto:$ soffice
bash: soffice: command not found

vector://opt/openoffice.org3/program
alberto:$ /opt/soffice
bash: /opt/soffice: No such file or directory
vector://opt/openoffice.org3/program
alberto:$
Best Regards
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retired1af
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 02:55:45 am »

Remove the program then install from the repository. This will fix your issue quicker than troubleshooting why your customized installation isn't working.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 03:43:11 am »

the Correct command is found in /opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice

But I would still recomend installing it from the repositories.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 12:54:46 pm »

Thank you all for the pieces of advice.
Formerly I installed VL 6.0 Light, then, by means of Gslapt I installed OpenOffice that, unfortunately took with it a lot of dependencies (some of them Gnome and KDE related), so, as I want the system as light as possible, removed OpenOffice by means of slapt-get and all the other depending packages by means of removepkg (one by one), but, as a result, I lost the GUI (only the TUI worked). In order to fix all that I had to install OpenOffice and all the stuff I don't want again. But very unsatisfied of that all I installed VL 6.0 Light again and, in doubt I could make some error using Glslapt just for downloading OpenOffice package without installing it immediately (a box to be checked for it), I decided, in this case, not to use the repository.
However, among the OpenOffice RPM packages that I downloaded from OpenOffice Site, there was one for the desktop integration, too. I transformed it into tgz one, installed, and everything is all right now, IceWM's menu included (and now I can also launch OpenOffice by terminal without typing the whole path but just 'soffice').
Best Regards
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 01:00:59 pm »

Well, OpenOffice is a very big package in itself, and to make it all work, you need all the deps pulled by gslapt. But, if you must insists in a OOo installation deliberately bypassing all deps, here is what you do.

Open a terminal
su to root
slapt-get -i openoffice.org --no-dep

Notice the --no-dep argument. That will force slapt-get to install only your openoffice, without any deps. But dont blame me if you dont get all the functionality (if any at all)
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 04:15:20 pm »

Instead of directly converting the rpms, use a slackbuild script from slackbuilds.org on them. It will build a pretty good slackware package with .desktop files that will show up in the menus and all. This is what I used:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/office/openoffice.org/
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2010, 04:46:28 pm »

Here's a video tut on the same subject...
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1/?p=444
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 07:38:46 am »

Thank you all again for all the suggestions.
I installed the OOffice 3.2.1 Italian version following this tutorial: http://tropicofvector.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/installing-openoffice-org-3-1-1-or-indeed-any-other-version-in-vectorlinux-light-6-0/ but the video tutorial suggested seems to be better to me. By the way: what am I supposed to do with all the .tgz openoffice packages that I have now inside my /opt/ directory ? Do I need them in case I want to remove openoffice, or what else? (Maybe I could remove it just to try the slackbuild script suggested by Joe1962).
Best Regards
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