I looked at some of the threads here on OO 2.1, especially the one started by Jim March. I would like to install OO 2.1 from the official OpenOffice.org Web site. But first, I was hoping someone might know the answers to a few questions:
(1) The instructions for installing OO 2.1 at the OpenOffice.org Web site state that the distro version should be completely removed before installing. Is this better to do with yum or rpm?
(2) Also, if I do remove it, what if disaster befalls? How can I go back to my "Fedora" version of 2.0.4?
(3) I keep Fedora Core 6 updated on a daily basis. But one of the threads indicated that yum will want to reinstall 2.0.4. (Maybe that's the answer to my question number 2 above???). The Jim-March thread indicated that this can be prevented by inserting a line in the yum.conf file. How then do I get the updates for 2.1?
(4) What will happen when yum finally starts using OO 2.1?
I am a teacher and literally use OO on a daily basis. Thus, I worry about such a big step as this. But I would like OO 2.1 because I also use Mathematica, and OO 2.0.4 apparently has a problem or bug with MathML and copy/paste operations from Mathematica to OO Writer. I am thinking these problems have been solved in OO 2.1.