By the way, the method also works on Centos and RHEL machines.
Well it seems that after a re-installation of Fedora, and added the YUM repo, I ran into an issue where only 2.4.1 version of go-oo was available. I resolved the issue by changing the "baseurl = " parameneter in /etc/yum.repos.d/GoOo.repo file with baseurl = http://ftp.kddilabs.jp/Linux/distributions/ftp.suse.com/projects/go-oo/stable/linux-x86/
The yum repo rpm points to a metalink i.e. it will redirect the downloader to one of its closest mirror. The repo I am using is in Japan, closest to Malaysia.
Also, if you intend to install Base, do install at least a JRE. I usually go for Sun's Java for maximum compatibility but the free and open Icedtea and OpenJDK seems to work as well.
To enable Java Runtime in a RHEL/Centos/Fedora/BLAG machine:
- Download JRE or JDK from http://java.sun.com
- Download the BIN file and not the RPM one (e.g. jdk-6u10-linux-i586.bin)
- su and then copy the downloaded file to /opt
- Change the file to executable by issuing chmod a+x jdk-6u10-linux-i586.bin
- Extract the file by ./jdk-6u10-linux-i586.bin, you see the extracted directory as jdk1.6.0_10
- Create the file /etc/profile.d/java.sh
- Put in the following java.sh file
export JAVA_HOME= /opt/jdk1.6.0_10
- Exit and save the file
- Change the file attribute to executable by chmod a+x /etc/profile.d/java.sh
- Load it source /etc/profile.d/java.sh
- To test it, type java -version and you should see something like:
java version "1.6.0_10"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_10-b33)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 11.0-b15, mixed mode)
- To enable Jav plugin for FIrefox :
ln -s /opt/jdk_1.6.0_10/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins