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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [TEST] procedures for no overwrites of existing OOo 3.3?
Date Sat, 03 Mar 2012 22:44:12 GMT
On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 1:49 PM, NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 03/03/2012 10:57 AM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
> > On 2012-03-03 12:13 PM  Kay Schenk wrote:
> >> Hello all--
> >>
> >> I run Linux and know how to avoid overwrites with our current test
> >> packaging by using the "--prefix" option when I do an RPM install.
> >> And this is what I used for the test I recently did.
> >>
> >> Are there similar options available for Mac and Win users? It seems
> >> some of our testers are not happy with the overwrite of their
> >> existing version.
> >>
> >> If someone would forward instructions to me, I will add a new wiki
> >> page on "Testing Procedures".
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >
> > For Macs.
> >
> > If you download OOo-Dev_OOO340m1_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg there is
> > no problem. It installs as a separate program with a separate user
> > profile.
> >
> > OOo_3.4.0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg will overwrite the current OOo
> > installation.
> >
> > To install without overwriting create a subfolder in the Applications
> > folder and install the new OpenOffice.org.app in that folder.
> >
> > For the new version to use its own user profile (best to do so) you
> > need to hack the bootstraprc file. To find it right click on
> > OpenOffice.org.app in the application folder, then click on "Show
> > Package Contens". The path is
> > "/Applications/OpenOffice.org/Contents/MacOS/bootstraprc"
> >
> > Rename "UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/OpenOffice.org/3" to
> > something like "UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/OpenOffice.org/3.4"
> >
> > This procedure enables the use of multiple versions of OOo, each with
> > their own user profile.
>
> I use that method regularly on linux:
>
> $ locate bootstraprc
> /opt/libreoffice/program/bootstraprc
> /opt/libreoffice3.4/program/bootstraprc
> /opt/libreoffice3.5/program/bootstraprc
> /opt/ooo-dev3/program/bootstraprc
> /opt/openoffice.org3/program/bootstraprc
> /usr/lib/openoffice/program/bootstraprc
>
> I also highly recommend that testers become familiar with installing
> parallel versions so that they do not interfere with existing installs.
> For linux & Windows see:
> <http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Run_OOo_versions_parallel>
> [Note: Perhaps a Mac user could add instructions to that page for Macs?]
>
> Gary Lee
>
>
Thanks to all of you. I will put something together and link it in
appropriately. I just noticed some of the "testers" were not happy with the
overwrites.

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MzK

"Follow your bliss."
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