Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Font Repo for openSUSE

Adding fonts is pretty easy in openSUSE (and in GNU/Linux) generally - create a dir in /usr/share/fonts dump your ttfs in it run fc-cache or SuSEconfig (under openSUSE or SLE)and you are done.

However having a repo of about a hundred fonts that can be added from Yast is just heaven sent. Add the repo and refresh it:

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/M17N/openSUSE_12.1/ Fonts

zypper ref Fonts

And you are good to go.

It also has support for openSUSE 11.4, Tumbleweed, SLE 11 and Factory. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Installing LibreOffice.org on openSUSE 12.1 LXDE

openSUSE 12.1 comes with LibreOffice. 3.3 by default. To enable LibreOffice 3.5 on openSUSE 12.1 you can either download the RPMs from the LibreOffice site and manually install or add the LibreOffice Unstable Repo

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/LibreOffice:/Unstable/openSUSE_12.1/ LO

Refresh the repo

zypper ref LO

You can then install LibreOffice from Yast. Remember to add the libreoffice-gnome package or the LibreOffice will look butt ugly.

If you are using the LXDE flavour of Ubuntu, Lubuntu, remember to add libreoffice-gtk for the same reason.