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    GoBook IX250 with openSUSE 11.4

    Upon downloading Apache openoffice 4.0 and opening and starting install, when get to INSTALL with YAST receive this message; "ERROR Following packages haven't been found on the medium: openoffice4.0-suse-menus" . As this element of 'suse-menu' was itself presented for opening by the downloaded suite, clearly it was there, so why is it that YAST can't read it? What steps can I take to get it to read and install it [re-tried this sequence several times and never could get past this obstacle]?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiliamvw View Post
    GoBook IX250 with openSUSE 11.4

    Upon downloading Apache openoffice 4.0 and opening and starting install, when get to INSTALL with YAST receive this message; "ERROR Following packages haven't been found on the medium: openoffice4.0-suse-menus" . As this element of 'suse-menu' was itself presented for opening by the downloaded suite, clearly it was there, so why is it that YAST can't read it? What steps can I take to get it to read and install it [re-tried this sequence several times and never could get past this obstacle]?
    Support for openSUSE 11.4 ended on Nov-2012 and this being Aug 2013, have you considered doing an upgrade? Why not show us the result of the terminal command:

    Code:
    zypper repos
    When you say you downloaded Apache, from where did you download it. Was it an RPM or was it in a repo you have installed? OpenOffice has been replaced by LibreOffice in openSUSE 12.3 and is no longer installable without external help of some sort.

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    On 2013-08-07 00:56, wiliamvw wrote:
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    > GoBook IX250 with openSUSE 11.4


    I hope you are on Evergreen, otherwise you are out of support.

    > Upon downloading Apache openoffice 4.0


    Where from?

    > and opening and starting
    > install,


    Install? Then it is not a repo?

    > when get to INSTALL with YAST


    YaST? Then it is an RPM? Or a repo?

    > receive this message; "ERROR
    > Following packages haven't been found on the medium:


    Then there is a repo?

    You see, your description is totally confusing.

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    On 08/07/2013 12:56 AM, wiliamvw wrote:
    > GoBook IX250 with openSUSE 11.4


    -=WELCOME=- new poster!!

    i'm assuming you are ready to try something other than the operating
    system you are used to...and, want to try it out on that 'spare'
    computer....good idea....except that 11.4 (as others have pointed out
    is OLD software and something you wouldn't wanna run on the internet
    until after you had moved the system to Evergreen
    http://tinyurl.com/4aflkpy (which will continue to provide security
    patches until July 2014....it is, by the way the OS i run
    everyday...love it)

    BUT, i have 1 GB of RAM and even with that and a snappy Atom CPU it
    is not the fastest system on the planet (but faster and safer than
    the [i guess] XP your IX250 came with..

    now, OpenOffice 4.0 downloaded from their site is not what you
    want....really.. instead see if you can uninstall that and then using
    YaST Software Management use the search block to search for
    libreoffice (a fully free and open version of OpenOffice) and install
    that (just click to install exactly "libreoffice" and YaST will
    automatically tell you that you need a bunch of other stuff, say YES
    to allowing YaST to put in what it knows you should have..

    afterwards (if you have enough RAM) i'd expect LibreOffice to "just
    work" (it does here, on my 11.4 Evergreen....but, i wouldn't know if
    4.0 is ready enough to run...)

    do NOT forget to move to Evergreen..

    oh and your "Apache openoffice 4.0" is confusing (to me) because
    Apache is a web server....did you install that too?

    and, if openSUSE is running too slow for you on that machine then
    there _are_ Linux distributions which _are_ fully updated but
    designed to run on the weaker machines of yester-year.. (have a look
    at, for example: Puppy Linux

    let us know how you get on....get the right
    hardware/software/patience mix and you are gonna like it.

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    On 2013-08-07 11:23, dd wrote:

    > oh and your "Apache openoffice 4.0" is confusing (to me) because Apache
    > is a web server....did you install that too?


    Apache is also a license type. When openoffice was "liberated" it was
    given to the apache project under their license. So the plain
    "openoffice" would be the original one from... (drats! I can't remember
    the name... Oracle?), whereas "apache openoffice" would be the liberated
    version. And libreoffice would be the popular port when most devs flied
    away from the Oracle umbrella and their licensing issues.

    More or less :-)


    I don't know if there is an "Apache OpenOffice" rpms distributed on our
    buildservice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiliamvw View Post
    GoBook IX250 with openSUSE 11.4

    Upon downloading Apache openoffice 4.0 and opening and starting install, when get to INSTALL with YAST receive this message; "ERROR Following packages haven't been found on the medium: openoffice4.0-suse-menus" . As this element of 'suse-menu' was itself presented for opening by the downloaded suite, clearly it was there, so why is it that YAST can't read it? What steps can I take to get it to read and install it [re-tried this sequence several times and never could get past this obstacle]?
    Downloaded from apache openoffice site with downloads; used Linux, 32 bit, RPM, and with choice of 4 menus picked the suse-menu [which is why I said that this package was surely supplied by the download site]. Had already deleted libreoffice upon install as have always used OO, have ongoing project employing OO, and really resent the elimination of choice of being presented with no option to select OO as my office suite. Hope these details are helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiliamvw View Post
    Downloaded from apache openoffice site with downloads; used Linux, 32 bit, RPM, and with choice of 4 menus picked the suse-menu [which is why I said that this package was surely supplied by the download site]. Had already deleted libreoffice upon install as have always used OO, have ongoing project employing OO, and really resent the elimination of choice of being presented with no option to select OO as my office suite. Hope these details are helpful.
    When you download and install an RPM file, you only get what is in the RPM and that is it. If a required file is not found for that RPM, I would assume you would get an error message and the install fail, but no other files will be downloaded for you. Any live repository you have added to openSUSE can suppied required files, if the exist, but often this does not help with an outside RPM install. If you elect to go with OpenOffice, you must download ALL required files as no help with come from a standard repository after the switch to LibreOffice. openSUSE 11.4 is now out of support and any help that might exist will be slim at best. Its the reason I asked for a list of your repos with the terminal command:

    Code:
    zypper repos -u
    To see if they still exist, but you failed to supply the requested information.

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    On 2013-08-08 00:36, wiliamvw wrote:
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    > wiliamvw;2577347 Wrote:



    > Downloaded from apache openoffice site with downloads; used Linux, 32
    > bit, RPM, and with choice of 4 menus picked the suse-menu [which is why
    > I said that this package was surely supplied by the download site].


    Well, the correct manner to install a complex software such as OO is to
    provide a repository; and you need one for each distribution version.
    Our buildservice does just that for us. Otherwise, you have problems
    such as you describe, you have to hunt dependencies yourself.

    > Had
    > already deleted libreoffice upon install as have always used OO, have
    > ongoing project employing OO, and really resent the elimination of
    > choice of being presented with no option to select OO as my office
    > suite. Hope these details are helpful.


    Unfortunately (for you) some/many of us consider LibreOffice to be the
    real OpenOffice; and as it happens that Novell/SUSE is a sponsor of LO,
    you will not find OO distributed here.

    Not many people her have even tried Apache OpenOffice - not even the
    name is known.

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    The output from 'zipper repos' is:

    # Alias Name Enabled
    d Refresh
    _________________________________________________________________________________________
    1 updates-for-opensuse-11.4 etc. updates etc. yes
    yes
    2 opensuse-11.4 etc. opensuse-11.4 etc. yes
    no
    3 repo-debug opensuse-11.4 debug no
    yes
    4 repo-debug-update opensuse-11.4 update-debug no
    yes
    5 repo-non-oss opensuse-11.4-non-oss yes
    yes
    6 repo-oss opensuse-11.4-oss yes
    yes
    7 repo-source opensuse-11.4-source no
    yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiliamvw View Post
    The output from 'zipper repos' is:

    # Alias Name Enabled
    d Refresh
    _________________________________________________________________________________________
    1 updates-for-opensuse-11.4 etc. updates etc. yes
    yes
    2 opensuse-11.4 etc. opensuse-11.4 etc. yes
    no
    3 repo-debug opensuse-11.4 debug no
    yes
    4 repo-debug-update opensuse-11.4 update-debug no
    yes
    5 repo-non-oss opensuse-11.4-non-oss yes
    yes
    6 repo-oss opensuse-11.4-oss yes
    yes
    7 repo-source opensuse-11.4-source no
    yes
    So you forgot to use the -u option as requested twice and you need to post the result inside of code # tags. The -u gives me the URL to see what is there, if anything. Placing it in code tags keeps it from being formatted.

    Code:
    james@LinuxMaster:~> zypper repos -u
    #  | Alias                     | Name                               | Enabled | Refresh | URI                                                                
    ---+---------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+---------+--------------------------------------------------------------------
     1 | KDE:/Extra                | KDE:/Extra                         | Yes     | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.3/
     2 | Packman                   | Packman                            | Yes     | Yes     | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_12.3/                        
     3 | google-chrome             | google-chrome                      | Yes     | Yes     | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                
     4 | libdvdcss                 | libdvdcss                          | Yes     | Yes     | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.3/                               
     5 | repo-debug                | openSUSE-12.3-Debug                | No      | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/     
     6 | repo-debug-update         | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug         | No      | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3/                    
     7 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3-non-oss/            
     8 | repo-non-oss              | openSUSE-12.3-Non-Oss              | Yes     | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/non-oss/       
     9 | repo-oss                  | openSUSE-12.3-Oss                  | Yes     | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/           
    10 | repo-source               | openSUSE-12.3-Source               | No      | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/    
    11 | repo-update               | openSUSE-12.3-Update               | Yes     | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3/                          
    12 | repo-update-non-oss       | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3-non-oss/                  
    james@LinuxMaster:~>
    See my more readable output above. Lets use the entire requested command in code # tags if you please...

    That You,
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