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Re: [opensuse] Install OpenOffice 3.1
  • From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 19:49:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <e29967880906141049j6b0948abu6ad0267212dc4119@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Downloaded OO 3.x
fiddling around with the downloaded package I (maybe!) succeeded in
unpacking it.

Did you download OOo 3.1 from the website?

Did you remove the existing install using the YaST software installer?

But unpacking means, I get in the specified directory zillions of
files/folders that don't do anything.
Somewhere - following a wild guess - I clicked on something that looked
like it might do something.
Started to install -> but then tells me I need JRE, and the currently
installed verion is broken.

Trying to use YaST: Software management -> Search
no matter what keyword I enter, I always get "no such files" .
But the downloaded file is right in front of my nose on the desktop.

How DO I proceed with the installation???
(I have downloaded a few dictionaries that would require (I presume) the
same procedure.)

I don't want to be negative, but under Windows all I had to do to
install OpenOffice was to click on the relevant icon.
Why then do I have to struggle for weeks to get it done under Linux?

It's fairly easy... first read the instructions.

You have two choices with the downloaded version... install from RPM,
or use the graphical installer as described on the Wiki. With
openSUSE you can skip step 3 of the graphic installer instructions -
it should not be required.

Your other choice is to install the openSUSE packaged version. There
are a few ways.. since you want the 3.1 builds of OOo, you need to use
an updated repository.. the default for openSUSE 10.3 is an older
version. Go to and search for
"openoffice_org" and set the version to openSUSE 10.3. Find the
version you want in the list... likely the second result since that is
the stable OOo 3.1 build... click the 1-Click install and follow the
wizards... that's it.

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