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Re: OpenOffice.org 2.0

I thought I overlooked something when I discovered RPMS.  If it worked soomthly, then I'll be doing the same.
alien -i *.rpm

Is there a big difference from the last RC?

On 10/21/05, Jan T. Kim <jtk@cmp.uea.ac.uk> wrote:
On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 01:03:31AM -0400, j j wrote:
> Where are the .debs? Oo developers encouraged one to use alien to convert
> rpms to deb.

FWIW, I've done

    alien -i *.rpm

in the OOo 2.0 RPMS subdirectory yesterday, and that worked smoothly.

Is there anything more sophisticated than one should / could do?

I have to say, though, that I was a bit surprised to find RPMs, rather
than the install script / program with 1.1.4, in the 2.0.0 archive. I
thought I might have mis-clicked and downloaded a rpm rather than a
generic archive, but on the website [1], I found that

    OpenOffice.org 2.0 supports native installation mechanisms. For
    example, .MSI and .CAB files are provided on Microsoft Windows;
    RPM files are available for Linux.

Well, as we know, RPM is not "native", but alien to some flavours of
Linux...  ;-)

Best regards, Jan

[1] http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/index.html
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