[ok-mail] [K12OSN] Anyone upgrade OOo from 1.02 -> 1.1.x ?

John Hansknecht jhansknecht at hanstech.com
Sat Feb 5 14:05:03 UTC 2005

On Friday 04 February 2005 22:48, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> I want to upgrade OOo 1.02 in our 3.1.2 (RH9) server to 1.1.4
> Wondering if anyone has done the
> #./setup -net
> and chosen update from 1.02. The docs say it can but I'm wondering if I
> need to log into every user and run setup and chose Workstation install?
> If I leave it to the the kids they may chose local install and fill up
> the home partition with OOo installations. Has anyone upgraded without
> this hassle. Plus what about new users added later? Do you have to run
> OOo before you give out an account?

I have seen discussions on this list regarding updating with a method to keep 
the redhat script that handles the workstation install working but I have not 
been able to get it to work. Here are my notes, if you search the k12osn list 
on 'Terrell Prude' you should be able to find his original notes.

"Here it is.  Pretty simple, actually.  I added a line to the bottom of 
.sversionrc and tweaked /usr/bin/ooffice.  Here are the files 
post-editing.  I included the original /usr/bin/ooffice as "ooffice.bak" 
for those who want to diff against the original (recommended).
Terrell Prude', Jr. <microman at cmosnetworks.com>

I am indeed leaving the original RPMs on there.  It doesn't hurt 
anything at all to do so, and it gives you an easy way to roll back to a 
"known good working" version, just in case.

I'm putting the new version of OO.o in a new directory; I happen to like 
/usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.1.  Then I'm updating the ooffice and 
.sversionrc files.  The .sversionrc file gets a new line in it to 
reflect the new version's presence.  That's about it.



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