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    Default Installing OOo in BT3 on an HD install

    Hello everyone! Long time no post. I have returned from my much needed sabbatical in my wilderness hermitage and have recently upgraded to BT3 (kudos all round, btw. Looking forward to number 4.) In desperate need of employment I sought to update my resume, but found that my carefully formatted .rtf document didn't mesh with any of the editors provided. So off to install openoffice.org I went, dreaming of my shiny new resume and whistling a happy tune. It all vanished in a puff of error messages after my first attempt, however, and the real work began.

    Here's the short solution: slackbuilds.

    Here's the mid-range solution:
    Code:
    bt ~ # cd /root
    bt ~ # wget http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/12.2/office/openoffice.org.tar.gz
    bt ~ # tar xvf openoffice.org.tar.gz
    bt ~ # cd openoffice.org
    bt ~ # wget http://ftp-atl.osuosl.org/pub/openoffice/stable/3.0.0/OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US.tar.gz
    bt ~ # openoffice.org.SlackBuild
    bt ~ # installpkg /tmp/openoffice.org-3.0.0_en_US-i586-3_SBo.tgz
    Here's the long one:

    Step 1: Download the slackbuild script from slackbuilds.org and extract it using tar xvf openoffice.org. You can do this in your home directory (/root), you should now have a directory called openoffice.org.

    Step 2: Download the binary sources to the openoffice.org directory, DO NOT EXTRACT THEM.

    Step 3 (optional): Open the openoffice.org.SlackBuild file with a text editor and make sure that the VERSION variable matches up. As of this writing, it is 3.0.0. If you want to output the resulting package build somewhere special, you can change that variable as well. Otherwise it will go to /tmp.

    Step 4: Run the openoffice.org.SlackBuild script as root, you may need to give it the proper permissions using chmod +x openoffice.org.SlackBuild

    Step 5: SlackBuild scripts output to /tmp by default. You should now have a brand new file there called openoffice.org-3.0.0_en_US-i586-3_SBo.tgz . This is the package that will actually install openoffice. To do so, just run installpkg /tmp/openoffice.org-3.0.0_en_US-i586-3_SBo.tgz

    Step 6 (optional): You may want to squirrel this package away somewhere for safekeeping, in case you need it again. If so, be sure to move it to a safe place or back it up somewhere. Also, the entire openoffice.org directory is now superfluous and you can delete it if you want.

    Step 7: Call it a day. You're all done, mate, have a good one.
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    This might work too.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Damn, didn't even see that one. Search function failed me entirely. Oh well, now we have two.
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