[lug] Star Office 5.2...

Peter Hutnick peter-lists at hutnick.com
Mon Apr 22 14:39:52 MDT 2002

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On Monday 22 April 2002 02:23 pm, LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu wrote:

> The problem is not in the actual running of the exe's.  It seems I can run
> them.  Both the root account, and my normal user account get the *same*
> error, namely:

Exe's?  If you mean "executable" they are generally called "binaries" or 
"bins" by cool UNIX guys.

If you really mean [someprogram].exe one of us is confused.

> "The installation program cannot find the script file in which all of the
> instructions required for installation have been saved.  The file was
> looked for in the following directory:  /fat-d/office52/program/setup.ins. 
> The installation program cannot be executed without this file, it will now
> be terminated."
> Both my regular user **AND** root get this same error message.  One person
> posted to the newsgroups that perhaps the SOffice installer was "smart",
> and assumed a Windows installation because the drive volume is FAT32.

This makes no sense, since the Win32 and Linux packages are separate packages.  
By the time the installer runs there isn't any question of what OS you are 

> Viggy
> PS.  The file setup.ins does not exist.  However, install.ini does.  I
> tried copying install.ini to setup.ins, and I *do* get a different error. 
> I first get some dialog in German, then I get a dialog that says, "Script
> file is invalid." and then the program exits.

Is there something you aren't telling us?  Like are you trying to run the 
windows version of SO with wine or something?

Something seems way out of whack here.

Also, have you considered OpenOffice?  It is more up to date than SO 5.2, and 
is Free (where SO 5 is only free).

- -Peter

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