[CentOS] Problem when opening files after installing OpenOffice 3.1 on CentOS 5.4

Rob Kampen rkampen at kampensonline.com
Mon Nov 9 21:23:29 UTC 2009

Mathieu Baudier wrote:
> Hi,
> I have installed OpenOffice 3.1 downloaded from the openoffice.org
> website on CentOS 5.4 x86_64.
> The downloaded file is actually an archive containing RPMs.
> I did not use their setup tool but installed directly the RPMs I was
> interested in via 'yum localinstall' (my idea is in the future to put
> them on a custom yum repository, so that they can be managed via
> regular yum install / update).
> It works fine, except that when I double-click on, say, *.odt files in
> the file browser I get the following exception:
> Cannot open xxxxxxx.odt
> The filename "xxxxxxx.odt" indicates that this file is of type "odt
> document". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of type
> "OpenDocument Text".
Did you install the relevant rpm from the desktop-integration folder?? 
This has fixed these issues for me previously
> If I do a right-click, Open with... > Open Office Writer 3.1, it opens
> the file properly.
> 1. Did anybody already experienced that?
> 2. Do you know where I can manage the file types in GNOME?
> I have already added Open Office 3.1 as the default application to
> open such files (Right-click, Properties > Open With)
> Thanks in advance!
> Mathieu
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