[CentOS] LibreOffice on CentOS 7

Wed Nov 2 21:39:59 UTC 2022
Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com>

--On Wednesday, November 02, 2022 3:53 PM +0000 jefflpost at twc.com wrote:

>  A general dislike of anything that gets between the operating system
> and an application potentially introducing its own complications.

Such problems are inevitable when you choose the long-term stability of an 
old operating system like RHEL. There will always be a tug-of-war between 
the needs of bleeding-edge apps and the aging OS. Apps want to use features 
in the latest libraries. So they're either crippled when run on the older 
OS or they carry more recent copies of those libraries with them, solely 
for their own use.

I'm a fan of sandboxing for security. I've installed web applications (like 
NodeRED and WordPress) in their own user directories to protect the OS. The 
trendy solution is containers. I'm worried about how easy it is to back 
those up. Do I back up the contents, or the whole container file? Ideally 
I'd just need to incrementally back up the locally-changing part, the 
configuration and data, since the installer has everything else. The other 
solution is OS-independent packaging, like those you named. I wasn't 
familiary with them so I looked them up: