[CentOS] OOo 3 installation

Mon Mar 2 12:54:54 UTC 2009
Phil Schaffner <P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org>

On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 17:22 +0530, Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:
> Greetings,
> I tried installing OOo 3.x on an updated Centos 5 desktop (stock OOo
> 2.x was there), It had the following problems:
> 1. Installation of JRE 1.6.0 step failed citing dependency issues
> (relating to JRE 1.4 being required by OOo 2.x and the such)

See http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/JavaOnCentOS

> 2. after installation, It did run as root ok. but as a user keyboard
> practically freezes during the first run username entry requiring the
> process to be killed.
> I need OOo3 calc for its solver functionality for staff scheduling.
> Any similar experiences? better yet any solutions (a la Go-oo)?

1. Rebuild from Fedora SRPMS.
2. Install Fedora or another distro in a virtual machine.