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    Question OpenOffice - which .rpms do I delete?


    I'm a relative newbie, and I'm installing OpenOffice 2.3 from the tar.gz file from the openoffice.org site (as version 2.3 is not in the repositories yet).

    I've found the installation instructions confusing - at first wasn't sure whether it was installation from source (apparently not). But following the instructions for Linux RPM-based Installation, I found the instruction to cd into the RPMS directory and then Delete any rpm files that do not apply to your system. For example, on a Fedora Core 3 system, delete any rpms specific to another distribution such as openofficeorg-suse-menus-1.9.79-1.noarch.rpm.

    So my question is, of the files listed below... which rpm files do I need to delete?

    Note: I'm running the Gnome version of Mandriva 2008-One (installed from mandriva-linux-2008-one-GNOME-cdrom-i586.iso)

    I assume I need to delete openoffice.org-kde-integration-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm (as I'm not using KDE) but other than that I don't have any idea.

    Thanks!

    openoffice.org-base-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-calc-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core01-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core02-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core03-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core03u-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core04-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core04u-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core05-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core05u-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core06-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core07-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core08-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core09-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-core10-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-draw-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-emailmerge-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-gnome-integration-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-graphicfilter-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-headless-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-impress-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-javafilter-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-kde-integration-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-math-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-onlineupdate-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-pyuno-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-testtool-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-writer-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm
    openoffice.org-xsltfilter-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm

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    Hello - I don't think you should delete any of those listed rpms as they are not obviously distro specific. Just install and see what happens.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriswaterguy View Post
    I'm a relative newbie, and I'm installing OpenOffice 2.3 from the tar.gz file from the openoffice.org site (as version 2.3 is not in the repositories yet).

    I've found the installation instructions confusing - at first wasn't sure whether it was installation from source (apparently not). But following the instructions for Linux RPM-based Installation, I found the instruction to cd into the RPMS directory and then Delete any rpm files that do not apply to your system. For example, on a Fedora Core 3 system, delete any rpms specific to another distribution such as openofficeorg-suse-menus-1.9.79-1.noarch.rpm.

    So my question is, of the files listed below... which rpm files do I need to delete?

    Note: I'm running the Gnome version of Mandriva 2008-One (installed from mandriva-linux-2008-one-GNOME-cdrom-i586.iso)

    I assume I need to delete openoffice.org-kde-integration-2.3.1-9238.i586.rpm (as I'm not using KDE) but other than that I don't have any idea.
    They refer to the subdirectory RPMS/desktop-integration

    But you don't need to delete any rpm. Juste install the right one for your distribution
    i.e. openoffice.org-mandriva-menus-2.3-9238.noarch.rpm

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    If you are not using KDE, then its ok to delete the KDE integration rpm (I always delete the GNOME one because I use KDE). You should make sure you uninstall your old version of openoffice (using the gui package manager or urpmi) and then do something like
    Code:
    $cd /path/to/OOdir/RPMS
    $su
    #rpm -Uvh *.rpm desktop-integration/*mandriva*
    The * are wild cards. In this instance they just tell rpm to install all the rpms in the RPMS directory as well as the Mandriva menus rpm in RPMS/desktop-integration.

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