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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: A better idea for a download package.


Hi Marc,

2010/12/2 Marc Paré <marc@marcpare.com>

Le 2010-12-02 02:29, Jean-Baptiste Faure a écrit :
Although a good idea, I would still like to see an installer do this
rather than the language pack.
Hmm, on MS-Windows language packs are installed by an installer in the
same way as the core application.
The difference is that this installer is localized. There is nothing to
add in the language packs, only to modify them in order they are able to
drive the installer of the core application.

Best regards
JBF


Ah .. I am just looking at the language packs for linux distributions.
Could anyone on the list explain how users install language packs on LO
(I'm using the .rpm version as reference point here). It looks like they
come in a ".tar.gz" file and when uncompressed a folder is created with
a lot of .rpm files. There doesn't seem to be an installer that comes
along with them and the user is left to use console to install. It this
right?


Why ship an installer, when it is preferred to use the package manager from
your Linux distribution? For Mandriva (on the console) do the following:

- go to the directory that has all the rpm packages
- su
- (enter password)
- urpmi *.rpm

That installs all packages in the necessary order, you don't have to do
anything else.

As alternative, it should also be possible to use the gui:

(I did not test this, but it should be easily doable)

- Use konqueror / nautilus / dolphin or any other file manager, change into
the folder, that has all your rpms you want to install
- Mark all the files you want to install
- Do a right click and choose "Open with Software installer"
- Enter your root password in the popup
- Installation should be done automatically.

[...]

Sigrid

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