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    Thumbs up How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    Hello,

    I just tried installing LibreOffice 4.1 in my openSUSE 12.3 x64 OS and it worked like charm.
    Unfortunately LibreOffice 4.1 is not yet available at software.opensuse.org
    here I am updating quick install steps. I am using KDE in my case.

    - Download LibreOffice.tar.gz from LibreOffice Productivity Suite Download
    - Extract in a folder
    - Go inside the dir
    - Now go inside RPMS dir
    - Fire command "sudo rpm -i *.rpm"

    And that's it. It takes barely 4 minutes to install LibreOffice 4.1.
    I got some error but LibreOffice 4.1 is working fine without any issue.
    And it installs separate copy. It keeps older versions as it is.

    Regards,
    Amey.

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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    can you post the output of "sudo zypper se libreoffice"

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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    If you have installed previous version of libreoffice from OpenSUSE repos then you could try this "zypper rm -u --from <reponame> libreoffice"

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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    sco1984 wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I just tried installing LibreOffice 4.1 in my openSUSE 12.3 x64 OS and
    > it worked like charm.
    > Unfortunately LibreOffice 4.1 is not yet available at
    > software.opensuse.org
    > here I am updating quick install steps. I am using KDE in my case.
    >
    > - Download LibreOffice.tar.gz from 'LibreOffice Productivity Suite
    > Download ' (http://www.libreoffice.org/download)
    > - Extract in a folder
    > - Go inside the dir
    > - Now go inside RPMS dir
    > - Fire command "sudo rpm -i *.rpm"
    >
    > And that's it. It takes barely 4 minutes to install LibreOffice 4.1.
    > I got some error but LibreOffice 4.1 is working fine without any issue.
    > And it installs separate copy. It keeps older versions as it is.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Amey.
    >
    >


    Always use rpms provided in openSUSE repos. Avoid rpms from other
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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by sco1984 View Post
    Hello,

    I just tried installing LibreOffice 4.1 in my openSUSE 12.3 x64 OS and it worked like charm.
    Unfortunately LibreOffice 4.1 is not yet available at software.opensuse.org
    here I am updating quick install steps. I am using KDE in my case.

    - Download LibreOffice.tar.gz from LibreOffice Productivity Suite Download
    - Extract in a folder
    - Go inside the dir
    - Now go inside RPMS dir
    - Fire command "sudo rpm -i *.rpm"

    And that's it. It takes barely 4 minutes to install LibreOffice 4.1.
    I got some error but LibreOffice 4.1 is working fine without any issue.
    And it installs separate copy. It keeps older versions as it is.

    Regards,
    Amey.

    4.1 is available in the Libreoffice - Unstable repo.
    Much easier if you really want the latest.
    Having said that - I'm using Libreoffice 3.6 and it suites me fine. :-)

    Index of /repositories/LibreOffice:/Unstable/openSUSE_12.3

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    I usually use the opensuse software search for latest packages but unfortunately if the package is part of the normal distribution that is all it usually offers. Next step for me if this doesn't give what I want is to google opensuse build service libreoffice or what ever package I am looking for. In this case this search results in this repo for a stable 4.0 by the look of it.

    Index of /repositories/LibreOffice:/Stable/openSUSE_12.3/x86_64

    The search also brings up the unstable 4.1 repo. All I will say on that is it takes rather a lot of use to be sure a package really is ok. This repo shows that there are build errors and that some items are disabled.

    So far I haven't found any way of searching for projects on the build service other than with google. Maybe there is something some where on an opensuse.org web page? As a for instance I know that very recent versions of wine are maintained but rather hard to find. Same with many packages.

    Last option is to install from source. This generally involves downloading and extracting the compressed file and assembling it. Instructions for that are generally in an install or readme text file. There will often be dependency problems but YAST can be safely used to sort out the library files that may be needed by searching name , package and package contains. If installing one of these causes YAST to complain it's probably best to abandon the install but it's also possible to check which packages use the file it doesn't want to replace. All rather long winded and may finish up in a situation where a machine isn't fully usable until several different updates have been made.

    The OpenSuse software search works well for packages not in the official distro but the show unstable versions option has to be used. These never will be stable but it's possible to check that they did build correctly by clicking on the repo link.

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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    So far I haven't found any way of searching for projects on the build service other than with google. Maybe there is something some where on an opensuse.org web page? As a for instance I know that very recent versions of wine are maintained but rather hard to find. Same with many packages.
    Use the following

    software.opensuse.org: Search

    It is possible to select 'Show other versions' to see all available packages.

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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    I posted the following Back in late July. AFAIK nothing has changed since then.
    I've been having good luck with 4.0, but 4.1 is definitely not ready for prime time. Check the release notes for 4.1

    I generally check before updating, and this time I was glad I did. I decided to hold off.

    There are a couple of bugs in 4.1 still that are really serious. The difficulty opening password protected files is only one. The other, letters jumping around on the line being typed, is even worse. I wouldn't even consider going to 4.1 until these are resolved and a new version released.
    MS user 1988-2008, Linux user 1998-present, openSUSE user since 2004
    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by John_82 View Post
    So far I haven't found any way of searching for projects on the build service other than with google. Maybe there is something some where on an opensuse.org web page? As a for instance I know that very recent versions of wine are maintained but rather hard to find. Same with many packages.
    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Use the following
    software.opensuse.org: Search
    It is possible to select 'Show other versions' to see all available packages.
    Yes.
    For example - a search at software.opensuse.org: Search for Libreoffice brings you this software.opensuse.org: (sorry - forums are renaming the link but it takes you to the version of Libreoffice for your version of openSUSE)

    then it is just a matter of selecting "show other versions" & "show unstable packages"
    and you are presented with 6 seperate repos (at least for 12.3) with versions of Libreoffice ranging from 3.6 through to 4.1.1

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    Default Re: How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Use the following

    software.opensuse.org: Search

    It is possible to select 'Show other versions' to see all available packages.
    Hi Off topic but an example of what I mean and may be of use for any very recent package.

    That is the normal opensuse software search. As I have to use a Windows optical design program - no linux or open source available - I use wine. Problems usually mean upgrading to the latest wine release and some one does maintain them on the build service. The normal search only finds odds end ends for the current wine. I assume wine itself isn't shown as it's in the standard distro. These rpm's don't come up

    Index of /repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_12.3/x86_64

    The only way I have found these is to brows off

    Index of /repositories

    But unlike the results via googling for packages this way in doesn't give any indication of how successful the code is. Sometimes there is also more than one directory with the same package in it as well eg one wine 1.7 dev and one straight wine 1.7.

    All good fun but I feel there must be a better way but I can't find it. Fortunately the normal software search is very good for packages that aren't in the standard distro. It's nearly always possible to obtain latest releases soon after they appear as well.

    John
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