1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 30, 2011 12:39 PM by 793959 RSS

    StarOffice 9 installation failure on Linux

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      Trying to install StarOffice 9 on my Linux system (Linux from Scratch, self compiled ), I get the following error:
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      Package Name: staroffice9-dict-en-9.2.0-9483.i586.rpm
      rpm upgrade ignoresize -vh relocate /opt=/home/edgar//opt dbpath
      /home/edgar/.RPM_OFFICE_DATABASE
      /media/cdrom/StarOffice/Linux/RPMS/staroffice9-dict-en-9.2.0-9483.i586.rpm
      Returns: 1 Error during installation
      error: Couldn't create temporary file for
      %pre(staroffice9-dict-en-9.2.0-9483.i586):
      Permission denied
      error: staroffice9-dict-en-9.2.0-9483.i586: install failed
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      unquote
      This message shows up for all dictionaries, up to russian !
      Questions:
      1.) where is SO trying to write a temporary file ? How could I give a permission ? or
      2.) How could I avoid all this dictionarys to be installed ? I do not need them at all

      Any help very appreciated.
      Thanks
      Edgar
        • 1. Re: StarOffice 9 installation failure on Linux
          793959
          Wednesday, March 30, 2011

          [1] Try starting using sudo to start the instructions string.

          [2] The error message indicates that the install is trying to create the temporary files on the CD - try copying the install files to the hard drive and install from there.

          [3] Try the instructions on this link.

          http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19286-01/820-4718/ggjha/index.html

          [4] With some OOo installations I have found that I have had manually unarchive the rpm and copy it to the desired location.

          Phil