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

Sat Jul 10 00:22:13 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Jul 9, 2010, at 9:13 AM, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr> wrote:

> 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.

You can use yum to remove what was manually installed via rpm.

# yum remove 'openoffice*'