I have tried many, many times to get StarOffice to install for multiple
users on my LAN. I am using the free Solaris x86 version. Have you
gotten this to work? Am I stupid? Is the product stupid? Can you tell me
what I'm doing wrong?
Here is what I do:
# tar -xvf so50_01.tar
As root, I do the following from the office50_install directory created
by the previous command
# ./setup /net
I tell it to perform a standard install into /opt/Office50
Next, I cd to my home directory
# cd ~brad
And try to install from the shared instance I created above
The installation program DOES NOT give me the option to do a workstation
install. It just gives me the option of modifying or repairing an
I have also tried this logged in as myself (not root), and am presented
with the same two options. I am unable to do anything, since I don't
have permissions in /opt (obviously).
My goal is to install the damn thing once, obtain licensees for my
roommate and myself, and work off the shared installation in
/opt/Office50. If you have gotten this to work, please let me know.