openoffice 1.9.x - how to install?

Andrew Benton b3nt at
Sun Jul 10 04:00:36 PDT 2005

Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 to extract all the individual rpm's like so

rpm2cpio openofficeorg-$PACKAGE.rpm | cpio -idv

Then copy the opt/ folder somewhere convenient and make a symbolic link from /usr/bin pointing at

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