Miloslav Trmač wrote:
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:31 AM, David Tardon wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 11:26:35PM -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
>> $ rpm -ql libreoffice-core | grep bin/ | xargs ls -ld
>> -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 362 Dec 6 18:37 /usr/bin/libreoffice
>> -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 32 Dec 6 18:37 /usr/bin/ooffice
>> -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 39 Dec 6 18:37 /usr/bin/ooviewdoc
>> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 11 Jan 9 12:46 /usr/bin/openoffice.org ->
>> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 38 Jan 9 12:46 /usr/bin/soffice ->
>> -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 360 Dec 6 18:37 /usr/bin/unopkg
> There is also /usr/bin/oowriter, oocalc, ooimpress, oodraw and oobase
> that belong to other libreoffice-* subpackages.
The feature page only discusses the soffice link; what does the
feature propose to do about the other conflicting files in /usr/bin?
As Stephan wrote, soffice is the main problem (and I wonder if unopkg is
in the same situation or is not problematic).
I would find it just reasonable that openoffice.org
and the oo*
launchers are kept free for Apache OpenOffice. Using the aoo* convention
for OpenOffice is not common: executables from other Apache projects are
not prefixed with an "a" (i.e., Fedora doesn't have "ahttpd",
so on). LibreOffice modules could reasonably adopt the lo* convention to
reflect the current naming. Anyway, this is common sense rather than a
source of package conflict, so if there are technical arguments against
this we can surely discuss further.
About the "soffice" alias, it still breaks parallel installation in F18
(just tried, the desktop integration from OpenOffice conflicts with
libreoffice-core). It seems that the upstream LibreOffice packages no
longer use the "soffice" alias (at least, the desktop integration only
installs "libreoffice3.6"), while the upstream OpenOffice packages still
use "soffice". Are Stephan's concerns about legacy applications still
valid? Admitting that Alternatives is a suboptimal solution (at least
because it's system-wide) what would be a solution that allows smooth
operations of both LibreOffice and OpenOffice? As I wrote multiple
times, the LibreOffice user experience must remain virtually unchanged;
but OpenOffice should be in the condition to be installed and work properly.