You have tried to install OO2 using the OpenOffice.org rpm packages.
What you could
have done: installed the OpenOffice suit that comes with FC4 and then update it. This would have taken you to OO2 just fine.
What you might want to try now:
1 - clean up the mess
- Clean up the mess
- Just do it using FC4 updates
This involves uninstalling the OO.org RPM packages you've just installed:
2 - install OO 1.9 that comes with FC4 and update it
# rpm -qa|grep openoffice|xargs rpm -e
A - install the OpenOffice suit that comes with FC4:
# yum -y groupinstall "Office/Productivity"
Actually, this gives you not only OO but two other packages - "planner" (a project management tool) and "evince" (a PDF document reader), but it's the easiest way to install OO IMHO.
B - update it (and the rest of your OS, for that matter
Why is this better? It should be pretty obvious, but... from now on, any updates to OpenOffice that are issued for FC4 will be handled by FC4:s own update system (be it Yum or up2date).
FC4 has OpenOffice 2 available trough the normal update service. There's no need to faff about with third-party packages that might make a mess of your system. This way, one's system will stay updated (asssuming you enable the automatic updates).
Keeping your system up to date
Two ways of going about it: manual and automatic. The manual way is seen above, which is just a matter of doing
ever so often. The alternative is to enable automatic yum updates
and just be done with it:
service rhnsd stop
chkconfig rhnsd off
chkconfig yum on
service yum start
Which method of getting OO2 that is "right" and "wrong" is of course a matter of perspective.
There should however be little argument over the fact that for new Fedora and Linux users, using Fedora's own updates framework for maintaining your system is in most cases preferable to using third-party packages.