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On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 1:24 AM, Richard Hainsworth <> wrote:
MR ZenWiz

Your sarcasm is unwarranted!

Good, because I was not being sarcastic.

I can type, and I know how to do console installations.

That is very helpful for doing a lot of things, and puts you in a
position where you can take advantage of my offering - *if you choose
to do so.*

But I also read on
the LibOffice official site that it was recommended to use the installation
set up for specific distributions! Unfortunately, the LibOffice site did not
point to your multiple postings.

Somehow that does not surprise me.  I find myself leery of such
situations from past experiences.

There are many recommendations both ways in this list.  I was merely
offering the solutions I have found as a way to ease your

Furthermore, on numerous occasions I have suffered problems installing
OpenOffice (from version 1 onwards) and I have had multiple versions of OOO
installed, and I have suffered problems with that. Moreover, on the first
installation of LibOffice using the recommended setup, the installation
broke spell checking. It took me a day to find out how to fix it.

I had similar problems, too.  Not sure what your point here is, though
I totally agree that it can be a royal pain.

LibOffice is a complex package and problems are likely, but it does not help
anyone to be insulted.

Then don't be insulted when someone offers you help, especially when
there was no intent to insult in my post.  It's almost as easy to read
good intent into a posting as not.

You may find it easy to deal with the situation, and you may have the
solution, although you had to post a 'more robust' set of instructions, so
it wasnt so easy after all.

Given that the model used in all releases, beta and official, was not
followed in the 3.3.1 release, a (relatively simple but significantly
more robust) change was necessitated.

Knowing about all the problems entitles you to
the title of guru.

Oh how I wish the former, and I don't really need the latter - brings
more trouble than not, even if applicable, and I make no such claims.

But I am not a guru, nor are the vast majority of people who want to use

Which is why I offered my perhaps not-so-humble, or not-humble-enough,
solution in the form of a shell script that pretty much anyone, rank
novice to guru, could use.  It's not required - you control what you
choose to do (duh).

Given that email lacks a fair amount of expression (i.e., is missing
the 95% of a communication that comes with body language, face and
tone), please do not jump to the conclusion that I meant to insult
you.  I try not to do that to most people, and I've seen you post here
for long enough to know that you're not someone who needs to be told
to RTFM (and I'm not saying that now, either).

Take a breath, smile, throw this away if you want, use my script -
whatever works best for you.

(If you'd  like another copy of the script, feel free to contact me
off-list - I know what a pain looking things up in the archive can be.
 Heck, I can't even remember where it is half the time.)

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