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    Post How to Install Openoffice 3.1.1 in BackTrack 4

    This is a TUT on installing openoffice 3.1.1 on BT4. Please comment if you need any assistance and hopefully I can help you out. I wrote each step as I performed it so do not forget to do any steps and do not jump ahead and you should be fine!

    **BEFORE YOU START**
    Make sure that all previous versions of OpenOffice have been completely removed. Do this through the Synaptics Package Manager, and Add/Remove Package Manager found in the "K Menu" under "System".

    - Get the install file from -
    hxxp://download.openoffice.org/other.html#tested-full]download: OpenOffice.org - Download tested and stable builds

    I used the linux 32bit .DEB version in ENGLISH(us)
    **Filenames May Change if you use a different language version so use the DIR command if you think this is the case**

    Step 1 - Type the following:
    Code:
     $ su
    Step 2 - Now type the following:
    Code:
    $ sudo tar -xvf OOo_3.1.1_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz
    Step 3 - Now type in the following:
    Code:
    $cd OOO310_m19_native_packed-1_en-US.9420
    Step 4 - Now type in the following:
    Code:
    $cd DEBS
    Step 5 - Now type in the following:
    Code:
    $sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Step 6 - Now type in the following:
    Code:
    $cd desktop-integration
    Step 7 - Now type in the following:
    Code:
    $sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Step 8 - If prompted enter your password

    Step 9 - type exit and you should no longer be using su

    Step 10 - Open a console and type the following:
    Code:
    $openoffice.org3
    Step 11 - If not working, try a reboot. This worked for me, but I think I fudged up somewhere and it was just a formality, maybe I forget to exit su or something.

    You should be up and running!

    **Bonus**
    There is a script in the DEBS folder that you can run to do your update from the console. Just type ./update from the DEBS directory before you exit su in Step 9 if you want, or you can do it through the OpenOffice UI prefer.

    **Not So Bonus**
    This is suppossed to add program icons on your K menu but I haven't figured out how to do that other than manually as the install is not working right. Of course I didn't really try too hard as I have other jobs to do like please my overbearing lawyer client who wants her marketing campaign status report...

    Good Luck!

    jb
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history -- with the possible exceptions of hand guns and tequila.
    --Mitch Ratliffe

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    Default awesome!

    Many thanks for posting this, it's just what I needed.

    Quick question:
    I'm running this on a memory limited netbook, is it alright to delete the
    OOO31_m19_native.......
    directory after OpenOffice has been installed, or does it contain information that the program needs to run?

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    You are welcome for the posting, I hope it made it easy. Yes, you can delete the install directory, it will now run everything from /usr/lib/firefox directory, so don't make any unneccessary changes there and you are fine.

    -jb
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history -- with the possible exceptions of hand guns and tequila.
    --Mitch Ratliffe

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    many thanks, it works great

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