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I installed OpenOffice using the installer downloaded from openoffice.org on Fedora 14. I went to use it today for the first time and it won't open. I'm assuming with updates that have been installing that perhaps something got overwritten or something since I didn't install it through yum. I wasn't sure how to go about uninstalling it now so that I can reinstall it using yum so that it can monitor dependencies for me. How would I do this?

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Check in /opt, and delete everything in there (unless you have other stuff in there). Third party packagers often put their wares there. –  Tshepang Mar 17 '11 at 5:17
    
so it won't have installed other things else where or made any other changes? What about getting items out of the menus? Its the Gnome desktop and I haven't figured out yet how the menus work exactly... they're not really drag and drop... –  Kenneth Mar 17 '11 at 5:35
    
From Superuser: How to uninstall Open Office from Linux? –  phunehehe Mar 17 '11 at 5:40
    
Thanks... unfortunately it doesn't appear as though they have an answer either... –  Kenneth Mar 17 '11 at 5:48
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From the FAQ (url has been moved):

OpenOffice.org version 1 (old)
On Windows, you can use the Add/Remove Programs option in the Control Panel. On Linux, you can use ./setup and choose the Remove option.

OpenOffice.org version 2 & 3 (current)
If you installed OpenOffice.org through another method (an RPM, or a Debian package), using the appropriate package removal tool is best.

No "Linux" in the text that mentions version 2 & 3, anyway check if the ./setup file is still there and if there is a "Remove" option.

Another way is, I think inside the archive the packages are really just RPMs. If so you can use rpm to remove them.

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