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    Default Fail on updating or removing Openoffice 2.4

    Hello... I'm at my wits end here. I'm one step away from "rm -Rf" and deleting Openoffice 2.4 wherever I can find it on sda1.

    I have a relatively fresh install of openSuse 11.0 x86_64 with Gnome. I ran into trouble with a system update to Openoffice 2.4. I was going to install 3.0 sooner or later, but decided to update 2.4 anyway. The update failed with various errors similar to below...

    Prpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
    error: db4 error(-30977) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery


    I have tried updating and then eventually removing all Openoffice packages I could find. Some packages uninstalled with Yast, but the base Openoffice_org pkg remains. I get the panic error in any package manager I try. I've tried yast, smart, zypper... both from gnome and from a terminal session... no luck.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    Default Re: Fail on updating or removing Openoffice 2.4

    You don't need to remove 2 to install 3

    Do this in a terminal as su:

    zypper refresh

    rpmdb --rebuilddb
    ============================
    Now open Yast software management and install OOffice
    finish
    =======================================
    Now add this repo:
    Index of /repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.0

    In Yast software management
    filter by repo
    update all in the newly added repo for OOffice

    You now have OO 3
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