Installing the UK English OpenOffice in Arch Linux

Installing the UK English version of OpenOffice.org in Arch linux

You’ll need to run the following as root to install OpenOffice.org with the en_UK dictionary etc:


pacman -Sy openoffice-base
pacman -S openoffice-uk
pacman -S openoffice-spell-uk

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Trying Out Arch Linux

Apparantly Kernel 2.6.20 and above now name all ide hardrives as sd* devices rather than hd*. eg. sda1, sda2, sdb1, sdb2, etc. That threw me off for a while.

Also, if you if you use XFS as your root filesystem, you have to specify it as a module when you are configuring the kernel. The default kernel doesn’t have built in support for it, and the module is not added automatically. It would’ve been nice, if it mentioned it somewhere during the installation steps… or better still automatically included based on your previous choices.