Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Features, Office "OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend for all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things: multiple monitor support for Impress; improved Calc HTML export; enhanced Access support for Base; even more languages; automatic notification of updates."
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RE: As RPMs
by joeljkp on Wed 13th Dec 2006 02:38 UTC in reply to "As RPMs"
joeljkp
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2005-07-07

Well, if you're running Debian or Ubuntu, all you should need to do is run 'alien -i openoffice.org-*.rpm' instead of 'rpm -i openoffice.org-*.rpm'. What's so hard about that?

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RE[2]: As RPMs
by hal2k1 on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:04 in reply to "RE: As RPMs"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Well, if you're running Debian or Ubuntu, all you should need to do is run 'alien -i openoffice.org-*.rpm' instead of 'rpm -i openoffice.org-*.rpm'. What's so hard about that?//

(1) the instructions apply only to Debian or Ubuntu, they do not apply to Fedora, SuSe, Mandriva or Slackware, and
(2) all that alien does is convert the *.rpm packages to *.deb. Your command example still hasn't got those packages installed yet.

The command 'smart install openoffice.org-*.rpm' answers both of those issues.

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RE[3]: As RPMs
by joeljkp on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:15 in reply to "RE[2]: As RPMs"
joeljkp Member since:
2005-07-07

(1) Well, it works for Debian, Ubuntu, and Slackware. And with Fedora, SuSe, and Mandriva, you just install the RPM directly.

(2) The command I gave ('alien -i *.rpm') converts the package, installs it, and deletes it afterward, making the whole conversion thing completely transparent.

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