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From lou ql <louqin...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Linux install instructions
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:52:11 GMT
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Andre Fischer <awf.aoo@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 14.08.2012 15:05, Rob Weir wrote:
> >
> >> I just noticed this new article.  It seems to have a complete
> >> description, including uninstalling LO and blocking future updates:
> >>
> >> http://www.tecmint.com/**install-apache-openoffice-3-4-**
> >> 0-on-rhel-centos-6-3-5-8-and-**fedora-17-16/<
> http://www.tecmint.com/install-apache-openoffice-3-4-0-on-rhel-centos-6-3-5-8-and-fedora-17-16/
> >
> >>
> >> Does anyone see any technical errors?  If not we might want to link to
> it.
> >>
> >
>  well, not all Linux distros use "yum"...this is a RedHat gui for package
> management. So, as general instructions, hmmmm...
>
> The current install guide --
>
>  http://www.openoffice.org/download/common/instructions.html#linux
>

This one is applicable for most linux platforms, but it's not so easy as
the above one to be followed by a non-experienced linux user.


>
> tells about "disabling" what LO may have setup, but not how to completely
> "uninstall" it. [I was attempting to be "kind" with this approach].
>
> I think most popular linux distros are inherently either RPM or DEB package
> management. It would be pretty easy to include the appropriate command line
> instructions to actually "deinstall" LO if we wanted to go that route.
>
> But, we could certainly link to this ... not a problem
>
>
> > I did not read everything in detail but what I read looks good.
> > Except maybe step 4:  the disabling of automatic updates of openoffice
> > from the package repository.
> > Should we ever setup our own repository (see below) or add our packages
> to
> > the official repositories then the changes had to be undone.
> > But who would remember these changes to /etc/yum.conf?
> >
> > -Andre
> >
> > PS: I have been playing around some more with metapackages (deb and rpm)
> > and are now able to setup a local repository for Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora
> 17
> > and install Apache OpenOffice from them.   This is pretty simple.  If we
> > would try to setup an "official" Apache package repository we would have
> > more problems with integrating download mirrors.
> >
>
> YAY! Great news, Andre... I'm still hoepful I can get to eh openSUSE build
> service soonish. So far, just some preliminary investigation.
>
>
>
> --
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
>
> "Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think."
>                                                                         --
> Niels Bohr
>



-- 
Regards,
Lou QingLe

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