I have installed openoffice 2.1. I have a couple of questions. When installing something in linux with RPM, how do you know what directory it will be installed in? After doing a search, I found a /opt/openoffice.org2.1 directory. It has a lot of files in it. Which file should I use to open writer, calc, etc... Also, how do I open these programs? Thanks.
The OOo binary for Writer is called swriter. In your OOo folder, look for a bin folder (or some equivalent) and find the swriter binary. Better yet, execute the following to find out where it is:
find /opt/openoffice.org2.1 -name swriter -print
To find out where an rpm installs packages, do
When you install openoffice, you also need to go into the desktop-integration directory and install the rpm that enables OOo to appear in your menu.
#rpm -qlp somefile.rpm