[CentOS] CentOS 4 and OpenOffice

Fri Apr 29 15:06:59 UTC 2005
Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net>

Robert wrote:

> Has anyone here replaced the openoffice.org packages with those that 
> were distributed with FC3?  It's either that for me or simply 
> scrapping CentOS in favor of FC3 (or even FC1).  I'm very surprised 
> that I can find no reports regarding the impossibility of formatting 
> multi-page spreadsheets to print properly.

Answering my own question....
Removing (rpm -e)
and installing
from the FC3 CDs (specifically CD 1,2 and 4) restored my ability to 
print spreadsheets properly.  This was both on a test box, printing 
across the network and on the machine I'm using at this moment. The fact 
that both machines exhibited the same behavior using the .EL4 version 
would seem to rule out some goofy install problem.  The fact that relief 
was instant following the installation of the older files would seem to 
rule out a "senior moment" on my part -- which was an open question in 
my mind for some time.
So, as far as usability, this is a case of "all's well that ends".  Yet, 
it would be interesting to know if the OpenOffice.org developers let 
such a glaring bug escape, if the bug was a RedHat enhancement, if 
perhaps there was some unheralded error in the rebuild process or maybe 
a download error here.