openoffice 1.9.x - how to install?
b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Sun Jul 10 04:00:36 PDT 2005
Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> the beta releases of openoffice 2.0 don't have an installer but lots of rpm-files.
> Since LinuxFromScratch is not based upon an rpm database, what's the
> easiest way to install this release?
I think the easiest way to install it is to install cpio-2.6 (it's in BLFS) and then use the rpm2cpio perl script http://www.iagora.com/~espel/rpm2cpio to extract all the individual rpm's like so
rpm2cpio openofficeorg-$PACKAGE.rpm | cpio -idv
Then copy the opt/openoffice.org folder somewhere convenient and make a symbolic link from /usr/bin pointing at openoffice.org/program/soffice
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