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Installing OpenOffice 2.0 Beta On Mandrake 10.1

Hi

I am a complete noob at Linux.  I only just installed it!!!

I want to install OpenOffice 2.0 Beta on my computer and am finding it difficult.  I have downloaded the Linux version of the program and is currently on my desktop.  I tried to follow the instructions on the following site:

http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/instructions.html

but found it too difficult to follow.  Can someone help me install the program?  Is there a proper way of installing it on Mandrake?

Please help.

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jlevieCommented:
Those instructions seem very easy and straight forward to me. Where are you getting stuck?
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rindiCommented:
It seems you are looking at the isntructions on how to setup openoffice for the old version. Take a look at the following link:

http://documentation.openoffice.org/setup_guide2/2.x/en/SETUP_GUIDE_draft.pdf

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narmi2Author Commented:
ok the first bit I get stuck on is right at the starting where it says to move the files to the tmp folder.  i know how to get the the tmp folder using the command prompt as root, but when i try to copy/move the files to the tmp folder using the kde gui, it says i dont have the rights to do that.  from the command prompt i know how to login as root, but i dont know how to login to root from the gui to move the files?
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rindiCommented:
Does mandrake have midnight commander installed, or can you find it on the distro and add it using the mandrake installer? Once that is installed, open a terminal session, enter su and then enter the root password. Now enter mc and the midnight commander will startup. MC is a semi GUI for the terminal and is very powerfull and easy to use. You have 2 panes, function keys etc. You just go and select the file you want to copy / move and in the other pane enter the folder you want to move it to. then with f5 you copy the file, or with f6 you move it...
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narmi2Author Commented:
Thanks for the response.

the following shows what i saw as everything was being installed, and also shows what i typed in:

[root@localhost RPMS]# rpm -iv *rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
openofficeorg-core08-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core07-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core06-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core05-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core04-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core03-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core01-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-calc-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core02-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core03u-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core04u-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core05u-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core09-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-core10-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-draw-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-gnome-integration-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-graphicfilter-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-impress-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-javafilter-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-math-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-pyuno-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-spellcheck-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-testtool-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-writer-1.9.100-1
openofficeorg-xsltfilter-1.9.100-1
[root@localhost RPMS]# cd desktop-integration
[root@localhost desktop-integration]# rpm -iv *rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
openofficeorg-mandrakelinux-menus-1.9.100-1
[root@localhost desktop-integration]#

Does this mean it has installed successfully?

If it has, where is it? as I can not see it in the kde 3.2 menu?
If is has not, what did I do wrong?

Thanks
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narmi2Author Commented:
ok that actually worked, I think there was a delay or something before it got added to the menu as it was not there when i first looked.  when i looked a few minutes later, it was all there.

Thanks
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rindiCommented:
Thanks too. Sometimes programs you install don't get automatically added to the GUI menu, so in some cases you will have to to that by hand.
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