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    installing openoffice from packages cd


    how do i install open office from the packages cd?
    i tryed
    Code:
    emerge openoffice
    and it tries to download it from the web which isnt working right now. how can i get open office installed and will it pop up on the kde menu?

    thanks
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    here are the installation instructions for installing something from the packages cd
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...p=11#doc_chap2
    Code:
    $ su -
    Password&#58; &#40;Enter your root password&#41;
    
    &#40;Put the Gentoo Packages CD in the CD tray&#41;
    # mount /mnt/cdrom
    
    # ls /mnt/cdrom
    
    &#40;If there is a /mnt/cdrom/packages directory&#58;&#41;
    # export PKGDIR="/mnt/cdrom/packages"
    
    &#40;Otherwise&#58;&#41;
    # export PKGDIR="/mnt/cdrom"
    
    # emerge --usepkg openoffice
    there you go

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    Just as a side note, IIRC there is also an "openoffice-bin" or something like that which downloads a binary package from the internet and installs...

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