Dr.C wrote:Thanks Melodie. I wonder if someone could make a quick, simple, reference list of the steps to install TAR files. Some of us that use Linux have no idea on how to install these files.
It's simply an archive. You open it with file-roller, extract, then in console as root:
"rpm -Uvh thepackage"
Or there is also a gui program to install rpm's. (don't remember the name now but should be easy to find)
Exemple with this one tarball:
in a console to download:
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wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.4/rpm/x86/LibO_3.5.4_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.4/rpm/x86/LibO_3.5.4_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
then extract both with file roller. Have them in their own folder, ie one you create as Libreoffice-3.5.4
then you extract them in that one folder. Then you become root in console (starting from that folder) and:
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rpm -Uvh *.rpm
which will install all rpm packages found in that one directory.
I forgot : there is an installer offline also available from the repos. You should have seen the link to it in the main forum while trying to use Libreoffice Manager ?
1b) Alternative offline installation:
LibreOffice 3.5.4 en_US packages plus installer for 32- and 64-bit can be downloaded from here:
- 32-bit, 157 mb, md5sum: a06ee1a48ad88128b1cd53cfaac39ca4
- 64-bit, 172 mb, md5sum: a532e8d8ef3ef2df59366a0e762e1b7a
Then follow these instructions on the new PC where you want to install LibreOffice:
a) if an older LibreOffice version is installed run lomanager and choose: Completely remove LibreOffice.
b) check in Synaptic that you have java-1.6.0-sun installed, if not, install it. Then close Synaptic.
c) copy the downloaded archive LO354_32bit.tar.gz or LO354_64bit.tar.gz into the user's Home directory, e.g., /home/Jim. Next, extract the archive via a GUI-application or using the following command in a terminal, e.g. for the 32bit version:
tar xfz LO354_32bit.tar.gz
You should now have a new directory LO-rpms in the user's Home directory, e.g., /home/Jim/LO-rpms
d) Open a terminal in the user's Home directory and enter (copy/paste) the following command:
/usr/bin/su -c 'LO-rpms/LO_OfflineInstall.sh'
provide your root-password, and wait for the final window showing 'LibreOffice is now installed' to appear.