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Re: OpenOffice Update RPM vs. Installer (was Re: OpenOffice upgrade fails - bad gpg signature)

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 13:26, James Mckenzie wrote:
> I will not disagree with your comment.  However, the download for OO
> is still very large.  

The RPMs are larger.

> Also, if I remember correctly, OO wants to install to /opt/bin and the
> default for FC2 is /usr/bin or /usr/lib.  

The installer allows you to install to the directory of your choice.

Your point is well taken. On reflection, consider my post as an
alternative rather than a preference. I just wanted to make it clear
that installing OO from the org files does not require a Linux style
compilation which some people find daunting.

> You might end up with two different versions of OO installed on your
> system.  Again, I might be incorrect about the install directory for
> OO.  In any case, he needs to get the complete program or the
> installation might end up 'broken' or taking an extremely long time. 
> This is also another good reason to order the upgrade on CD if it is
> available, or having a friend burn a CD for you if their connection is
> better than yours.
> James McKenzie
> Looking forward to November 8th for more than one reason.

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