[oclug]OOo.org Installation Manual
Brenda J. Butler
bjb at istop.com
Wed Jan 29 22:00:06 EST 2003
On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 12:44:52AM -0500, Chris H wrote:
> For those with interest pls review.
> It is highly recommended that users new too OOo.org start with a tarball
> binary rather then supplied packages by various distributions.
> This applies across the board. Once you are comfortable with the software then
> remove and re-install the distribution supplied packages as in most cases
> these are significantly modified.
> The official on line installation guide can be found here.
1) The document keeps telling people to use -net when that doesn't
work. It should say /net (as you did in your posts to oclug).
(I tried -net and got a single user install, tried over with
/net and got the multi-user install).
2) You don't distinguish which install directory to run the
setup program from (and it's a binary in the first install directory
and a script in the second one).
3) Don't tell people to use the (unix/linux) install script
until it's fixed.
4) How do the openoffice binaries get onto your path? There
are no instructions. If the setup script/program does it for
you, I can tell you that sometimes (often?) it fails, and you
have no instructions or indication why.
> It is also highly recommended that a multi user installation be used even on
> single user systems. This makes OOo.org available to all accounts and very
> easy to repair or reinstall as needed.
Yes we get it. We just needed the above explicitness added to
the instructions to be able to figure out how to DO it.
> Note: Install java 1.3.1 or greater to increase speed and functionality.
Oh, and ooo works just fine for ordinary word processing without
java, in answer to my previous question.
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