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papori
30th November 2010, 10:34 AM
my error is : the groop was not found..
i am trying to install openoffice , but its doing it in any software..
thanks..

glennzo
30th November 2010, 10:38 AM
You must be getting more information than that from the application. What is the error message? Are you trying to install the whole OpenOffice suite?

papori
30th November 2010, 10:42 AM
actually iam new in fedora..
and i dont really have idea of what to do..

i want to install open office..
so i go to AddSoftware.. look for openoffice development..
sing it , and apply

then it write to me an error :
thegroup was not found
the group type wasnt foundPLEASE CHECK YOUR GROUP LISTand try again

glennzo
30th November 2010, 11:28 AM
Most of OpenOffice is installed by default.

Interesting error, at least from the command line. Yum shows a group, OpenOffice.org Development as being available. When I type yum groupinstall 'OpenOffice.org Development' I get basically the same error message.

[glenn@satellite temp>$ sudo yum groupinstall 'OpenOffice.org Development'
Password:
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* fedora: mirrors.med.harvard.edu
* rpmfusion-free: mirror.liberty.edu
* rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
* rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.liberty.edu
* rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
* updates: mirror.seas.harvard.edu
Setting up Group Process
Checking for new repos for mirrors
No packages in any requested group available to install or update

Odd. It's shown as being available.
[glenn@satellite temp>$ yum grouplist | grep OpenOffice*
OpenOffice.org Development

papori
30th November 2010, 11:38 AM
for me it wasn't by default...

glennzo
30th November 2010, 11:45 AM
Open a terminal and log in as root
su -
<password>
Type yum install openoffice*
That will get you everything available. You might be better off to first type yum list openoffice* and see what's available vs what you want to install. You can install any of them individually and yum will bring in the dependencies.

Lord Honk
30th November 2010, 12:10 PM
Sometimes, when you do a fresh install, you first have to run
yum update yum

yum update
at least for me that was once the problem, the Add/Remove manager had some trouble actually updating itself and accessing the newer repositories. So doing the first update via yum should get it going, Updating yum before the other stuff keeps the updater itself up to date first. I've been doing that for the 3 times I installed Fedora, and the hint was given to me half a year ago, so maybe updating yum first isn't neccessary anymore. Still, can't hurt to do it, right?

Anyway, hope you'll get it to work. I found that once you get used to the bash terminal, updating and installing via yum is more comfortable and reliable than the application, but that's just me.

Good luck ;)

markkuk
30th November 2010, 12:44 PM
I get basically the same error message.

[glenn@satellite temp>$ sudo yum groupinstall 'OpenOffice.org Development'
Password:
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* fedora: mirrors.med.harvard.edu
* rpmfusion-free: mirror.liberty.edu
* rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
* rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.liberty.edu
* rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
* updates: mirror.seas.harvard.edu
Setting up Group Process
Checking for new repos for mirrors
No packages in any requested group available to install or update


"yum groupinfo" explains the reason:

Group: OpenOffice.org Development
Description: These packages are helpful when developing OpenOffice.org extensions or macros.
Optional Packages:
openoffice.org-bsh
openoffice.org-headless
openoffice.org-pyuno
openoffice.org-rhino
openoffice.org-sdk
openoffice.org-sdk-doc
openoffice.org-testtools

The group has only optional packages that aren't installed by default. Use the following to install all the packages: yum --setopt=group_package_types=mandatory,default,optio nal groupinstall 'OpenOffice.org Development'

---------- Post added at 01:44 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 01:40 PM GMT ----------

Are you sure that OpenOffice.org Development is the package group you want to install? It contains packages for developing OpenOffice extensions and macros. The actual office applications of OpenOffice are in the Office/Productivity group.

papori
30th November 2010, 01:07 PM
thanks!! it work now...

is there a way of installing many processes al together?
as in ubuntu' from synaptic/...

CSchwangler
1st December 2010, 08:38 AM
If you are using yum, then

yum install program1 program2 program3

so you just list the programs you want to install.

For groups,

yum groupinstall group1 group2 group3


In Add/Remove Software you mark all the programs you intend to install and at the end click on Apply.

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