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Re: [SLUG] Mandrake 9.0 - OpenOffice can not save files
- To: Richard Hayes <rgh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Mandrake 9.0 - OpenOffice can not save files
- From: Sebastian Welsh <sebastian@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Oct 24 16:52:02 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
these are suggestions rather than answers, as I am not using Mandrake so
First, you may want to have a look at your OO installation permissions.
If it is owned by root, you'll be able to run the application, but (I
hope) you won't have permission to write to root-owned files and
directories. OO may die unpleasantly at that point.
So, what to do? I think there is a good chance your OO package is a
multi-user install. This installs most of the application to a system
directory (on my system, /opt/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/). This occupies an
unpleasant amount of space. To run openoffice as a normal user, you then
run the OpenOffice setup program. This uses an additional 2 or so MB of
space per user. You end up with an OpenOffice directory in your home
directory, but it only contains a small amount of stuff.
To run the setup script on my system
and probably similar on yours.
On Thu, 2002-10-24 at 16:02, Richard Hayes wrote:
> Dear list,
> I had OO installed on Mandrake 8.2, after upgrading to Mandrake 9.0 I had two
> copies of OO installed. One in my home directory and the other in usual
> I removed the copy in my home directory as I needed the space. Afterwards I
> can start OO but can not save files. As soon as I try to save a file OO
> I tried to remove the rpms and reinstall the rpms.
> Any ideas?
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