> I am trying to install StarOffice 5.2 from the Red Hat 7.2 distribution
> and it ain't working. I already found the installation instruction on
> Red Hat's site, at http://www.redhat.com/support/resources/gotchas/7.2/
> The instructions explicitly say don't run this as root, and actually
> running it as root doesn't seem to work either.
> Or.... should I bad StarOffice and use Koffice instead?
I downloaded StarOffice 5.2 from Sun and installed it like this on a
redhat 7.2 system and didn't have any problems at all.
You will need to do the following as "root or "su" to root and install
it by following these steps.
"cd" into the directory where the file is located and do the following.
chown 0.0 so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin
# this makes it owned by root
chmod 755 so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin
# makes it executable
Then install it with this.
Install it where ever you want it, I will use "/usr/local/office52" for
example purposes. Once you have it installed you may need to change the
path to where you installed it in the next step.
Make a symlink so normal users can use it.
ln -s /usr/local/office52/program/soffice /usr/bin/soffice
The only thing left is to login as a user and run.
For each user that runs "soffice" for the first time It will
automatically install the user files. Installing it with the /net switch
will save disk space if you are installing on a multi-user system.
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