Re: openoffice-1.1 redhat 9
From: amp (arattan_at_math.uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 12:36:22 -0500
I do use apt, i was just wondering how the kde upgrade went. I mean i
think it is one thing to upgrade a single program, but kde is huge. i
have heard that kde3.2 is much better than kde-3.1.
In fact, I am not a kde user. I use gnome, but I heard a lot of nice
things about the new kde, so I thought that I would give it a try.
On Mon, 15 Mar 2004 22:59:42 -0700, andy wrote:
> Waiting for kde-3.2.1 is the way to go. I just upgraded from 3.2 and
> many of the annoying little bugs are fixed.
> I find apt and it's GUI front end synaptic to be a great way to keep my
> system up-to-date. Apt has never broken my system, if any thing it is a
> little over cautious. The upgrade to kde-3.2.1 should go smoothly if you
> do not have a lot of custom packages installed. If you do, you may find
> that you need to fix some of the dependencies your self if the rpms are
> not in your repositories. Apt/synaptic will help you figure out what
> needs to be fixed. The one thing to do is always double check what
> synaptic is setup to do before you execute the changes.
> Some good repositories to have are:
> http://download.fedora.us/fedora/ #officail fedora (redhat) packages
> http://rpm.livna.org/ #great stuff that got left out of rh
> http://ayo.freshrpms.net/ #freshrpms
> http://rpms.xcyb.org/ #k3b rpms
> http://www.rockerssoft.com/apt/ #kmyfirewall, kuake....
> Check out their homepages to find out exacly how to add them for your
> Other resources are:
> Oh yeah, to anwser your question, kde-3.2.1 is great. I think it's worth
> the upgrade.
> Hope this helps,
> amp wrote:
>> thanks. I will give that a try.
>> btw, since you mentioned it, i was considering upgrading my kde from 3.1
>> to 3.2. What do you think about that? from what i have read, 3.2 is much
>> better. but I was waiting for kde-3.2.1 to go into stable on that apt
>> repository before i gave it a try.
>> my question is, with apt, did the upgrade go smoothly? is it worth it? I
>> hate breaking dependencies and have my computer go haywire (i am not one
>> of those bleeding edge types, i just want the thing to work).
>> On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 17:12:05 -0700, andy wrote:
>>>KDE for Red Hat Linux has rpm's for openoffice.org for rh9 (and 7,8,fc1)
>>>the rh9 rpm's are at
>>>ftp://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/fedora/9/RPMS.stable/ This is an APT
>>>repository so you can use APT or the latest version of up2date to
>>>retrieve the packages and resolve dependencies. Visit their home page to
>>>Amarpreet Rattan wrote:
>>>>a couple of questions about, you guessed it, openoffice-1.1 and redhat
>>>>i have been looking for rpms for oo-1.1 and can't find them.
>>>>anyways, here goes.
>>>>1) does anyone know where there are some rpms? 2) if no to '1)' then
>>>>has anyone installed oo-1.1 from the tar.gz from oo.org's website? 3)
>>>>if yes to '2)' then
>>>> a) is it easy? I would also like the gnome menus to be updated
>>>> everything working (i guess i can update the gnome menus by hand).
>>>> also, i remember on an old redhat, when i updated oo and used the
>>>> tar.gz file for oo.org i had to copy the executables to bin
>>>> (/usr/local/bin) directory by hand and there were some things were
>>>> broken. is that still true?
>>>> b) is it worth it? i mean, are there improvements (speed,