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Vanilla up-stream

FIXME - add some native packaging goodness foo here I guess.


When everything has finished building; you should get some happy looking message. The easiest way to install is: bin/ooinstall -l <path-to-install-to> I often use /opt/OOInstall

If you are a packager, you'll want to run make install which honours DESTDIR & does other packager-like things.

Note: The '-l' to ooinstall runs a linkoo on the installed result.

Installing more than one version

This is useful for regression testing, cautious upgrading, etc.


1. open WINDOWS START MENU -> RUN ... 2. insert the path and file to the setup OR browse to the location 3. add at the end (behind the setup.exe) " /a" and click OK 4. the setup program start 5. select the location where you want to install 6. start the the directory where you have install it. When you install the with the option /a then you have NO systemintegration. (no start menu entries and no file association)


1. open new shell 2. change to the directory where all the rpm packages are. (f.e. /temp/openoffice/rpm) 3. f.e. you want to install the office into the directory /home/user1/office then insert

rpm -vh --install --dbpath /home/user1/office/.rpm --nodeps --prefix /home/user1/office/ openoffice*.rpm

after the rpm installation you can start the office from the path /home/user1/office/program/soffice When you install the office in this way you have no systemintegration (no start menu entries and no file association)

After you have done this do the following:

Open the file bootstraprc(Linux)/bootstrap.ini(windows) in a editor. Change the line UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/.staroffice_english



or any other directory you want.

Source: Rafaella Braconi and Marc Neumann

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