[CentOS] LibreOffice rpm's vs Centos testing repo

Tue Feb 28 20:42:30 UTC 2012
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Mon, February 27, 2012 12:10, nux at li.nux.ro wrote:
> Ljubomir Ljubojevic writes:
>> Those packages do not need to stay in testing repo. All
>> that is
>> necessary is for several people use packages from
>> testing repo and
>> report that they are working without issues to the
>> Centos-devel mailing
>> list in this thread:
>> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2011-September/008159.html
>> ,
>> and packages will be moved to Extras repo.
> Hi,
> Several people have tested this successfully. You can even
> get slightly
> newer packages from here:
> http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/libreoffice/el6/x86_64/ that
> Karanbir hasn't
> yet got around to putting in testing (there's a *-release
> rpm there, too).
> I would advise against using libeoffice.org supplied RPMs
> at this stage as
> RHEL are also getting ready to release LO 3.4.5 in EL6
> that will (hopefully)
> gracefully upgrade my packages.

For what it is worth, I am running LibreOffice 3.5.0
installed from rpms provided by the document foundation
and having no troubles with write or calc. I do not really
use the other parts so on those I cannot comment.

In fact, the experience is far better than I had with 
OpenOffice-3.3, which was so bad I went back to the 3.2
version provided with CentOS.

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