[CentOS] OpenOffice.org 3.1 installation was corrupted-installed again, nothing in Applications/Office menu

Fri Jul 9 13:13:09 UTC 2010
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 5:33 AM, Lanny Marcus<lmmailinglists at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:06 AM, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg
>> <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>  wrote:
>>> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>>>> I had a corrupted installation of OpenOffice.org 3.1.
>> <snip>
>>> you are mixing two different sources for OO: some of your installed
>>> packages come from the OO website, and you are trying to yum install the
>>> centos version on top of that.
>> <snip>
>> Nicolas: Apparently, I have removed most of the original installation
>> of OO. What yum command(s) should I use, to remove any remaining
>> packages from that installation?
> <snip>
> Nicolas: I haven't had enough coffee this morning and my first reply
> asked about removing via yum.    Apparently, the corrupted (partially
> removed) installation of OO was not installed via yum.   Questions:
> Where should I look for remnants of that installation? Do I need to do
> that manually or are there yum or rpm commands I can use to remove the
> remnants? TIA!  Lanny

you should ba able to list all installed rpms from OO.org with this command:
rpm -qa | grep -P 'openoffice|ooobasis'

you then want to feed these packages to 'rpm -e' ("erase", ie uninstall).

when you're clean of all openoffice packages, use yum to install the 
centos version.