Monday, December 14, 2009

I can't believe this actually worked!

I'm using Slackware 13 with XFCE. Love how fast and stable it is! But, I'm not much of a KDE fan. Especially KOffice - yuckko! So, I tried to install OpenOffice. It wouldn't compile due to some missing libraries and with the way Slackware is, getting the dependencies looked hopeless. Then I ran across this link: How do I install on Slackware? It was for OO 2 but I tried it anyway. I unpacked the OO 3 tar.gz, changed into the RPMS dir anbd ran the Slackware "rpm2tgz" tool. Then, unlike the instructions, I went crazy and just ran "pkgtool" on the whole directory. And it worked! So far, so good. No instabilities - but I'll post a reply to this if it blows up. Wish me luck!