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OpenOffice.org Fix for openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4

November 5th, 2008 by

Good news, everybody! One of the most annoying bugs from openSUSE 11.1 beta 4 has a fix. A problem starting OpenOffice.org was found too late to fix for the beta, but we do have a fix now — so you can update your system and have a working install of OpenOffice.org:

  • After installing 11.1 beta 4, open a terminal and run:
    sudo zypper refresh
    sudo zypper lu
  • You should see something like this:
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    S | Repository       | Name                     | Version   | Arch
    --+------------------+--------------------------+-----------+-------
    v | Updates for 11.1 | OpenOffice_org-kde       | 3.0.0.7-2 | x86_64
    v | Updates for 11.1 | OpenOffice_org-libs-core | 3.0.0.7-2 | x86_64
    v | Updates for 11.1 | gdm                      | 2.24.0-4  | x86_64
    
  • Go ahead and run the update command:
    sudo zypper up

    and say yes when it asks if you want to continue.

Note that, if you prefer the GUI method, you should also be able to do this by going to YaST and using the Software Update module. Reports of bugs or problems with this, if any, would be appreciated.

If you’ve installed 11.1 beta 4 or were thinking about installing the beta but were waiting for a fix to bug 440816 then it’s time to go! Download and install the beta and get to testing!

Feature Testing on Thursday

November 5th, 2008 by

We will have tomorrow an extensive feature testing of openSUSE 11.1 beta4. If you want to join, and we would really appreciate it if we get some help on this, please join us in the #opensuse-testing channel on Freenode. We will be there between 11-19:00 CET.

For more information about the testing, please look at the wiki or see the longer post on the openSUSE-announce mailing list.

Happy testing! :-)