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Re: [SLE] question about launching program as regular user
- From: warrl@xxxxxxxxx (Warrl)
- Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 22:47:52 -0800
- Message-id: <00030223140303.00632@warrl>
On Thu, 02 Mar 2000, William Chang wrote:
> Greeting all:
> After installing StarOffice in /progs/SOffice/, I can run
> soffice as root. However, when I try to launch it as a
> regular user, it asked me to install it again. I did not
> want to do it because I don't want to have two copies of
> StarOffice. However, I am not sure if I can install it over
> the same directory /progs/Soffice.
At this point you probably have a seriously messed-up installation.
I suggest you remove StarOffice, and then look around in /root and
clean out all remainders. Including any icons for it on the desktop.
(Warning: your work is, by default, stored in a folder named work
which is fairly deep inside the StarOfffice directory within your
home directory. Move this folder out of the StarOffice directory,
if you have anything in it. When you have a working install, change
Now, while logged in as root:
Do a complete SERVER install. This installs the package with
configuration data that allows it to be shared by multiple users - on
one machine or several, doesn't matter.
Is there now a StarOffice icon on your desktop? If not, log out and
log back in again. One should appear. Note what it looks like.
Click that icon.
You'll watch the screen run through a few seconds of a CLIENT
install. This is different from the previous server install.
Mostly, this is copying a set of user configuration files to your
home directory and setting up menus.
Did the StarOffice icon change? If not, log out and log back in
again, still as root.
Now go into your menus. If you're using KDE then go to the K menu,
then Personal; run SPAdmin. As root, you get to create and delete
printer definitions. Make sure there is at least one and that they
EACH user that tries to use StarOffice will do a client install.
But, aside from root, there's no hurry - the task can wait until they
try to run it.
Root is in a hurry for two reasons: (1) it's a prerequisite for
setting up the printers, and (2) if root attempts to directly execute
the soffice program from the directory it's installed in, it can hose
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