Hi there, I am having problems starting getopenoffice. A little background info first.
I have recently been having problems with my setup, some programs would work for some users but not others and also my hdd was not partitioned satisfactorily, so I decided to do a complete reinstall.
I backed up the important data and the prime users /home directory, then I re-partitioned my hdd and reinstalled pclinuxos using the latest iso.
I am now back on line, have reinstalled all the backed up data and I have reinstated my pass server sources.list and have completely updated all packages that were available. Everything seems to be working fine, except...... I cant run getopenoffice, not from the menu or from the konsole
When it starts it asks for the root password which I enter and then a smal,l window flashes on the screen and then disappears. The text in the window says something about 'testing internal connections' but its gone too quick to read. It cant be due to lack of space cos my / partition has 16Gb free.
Running from the konsole, as root, gives:
[root@linuxlaptop me]# getopenoffice
and then nothing happens. I have tried renaming /var/cache/apt/archives/partial to see if that helped but it doesnt.
So I tried to manually add the new repo to synaptic like so:ftp://ftp.nl.freebsd.org/pub/os/Linux/distr/texstar/openoffice/apt/
but when try to download the package information synaptic stalls and closing the download window gives:
The repository might be no longer available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and the correct writing of the repository address in the preferences.
I have searched the forums but nothing comes up similar to this.
Any help appreciated before I download direct from the OO website