I want OpenOffice in Solaris. So I downloaded OpenOffice from the link below.


My OpenOffice is in .tar.gz format so I unzipped the file using gunzip and then untar'ed the file using tar xvf command. Now I got a directory containing packages subfolder. When I cd to that directory I found too many subdirectories. I could not find a single .pkg file or .jar file or .sh file so that I can install the OpenOffice in Solaris 10.

How can I install OpenOffice in Solaris 10 given the scenario above?

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Instructions via OpenSolaris Forums

Use the following instructions to install openoffice's tar.gz file in your system:

  1. Unpack the downloaded image into a directory. For example, the following command will unpack into the current directory:

gunzip -c OOo_*_Solaris*_install.tar.gz | tar -xf -

This creates a new subdirectory which includes the installation-files. Use the ls command to find the name of the new directory then use the cd command to enter it.

  1. cd into the packages subfolder. In this Directory you will find the needed packages to install OpenOffice.org and a package for the desktop-integration in Gnome.

  2. Run su to become the root user.

  3. If Gnome is not installed on your system, delete the subdirectory gnome-desktop- integration

  4. To permanently avoid recurring queries at the installation, you should produce an admin file with the following content: action=nocheck conflict=nocheck idepend=nocheck. You can do this with the following commands: echo action=nocheck >admin echo conflict=nocheck >>admin echo idepend=nocheck >>admin

  5. Install the packages with: pkgadd -a admin -d . openofficeorg*

Similar steps are mentioned over here as well.

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