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Bug 263730 - app-office/openoffice-bin: "register never" useless on reinstall
Summary: app-office/openoffice-bin: "register never" useless on reinstall
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Low minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Office Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-25 14:39 UTC by pille
Modified: 2009-03-28 20:23 UTC (History)
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Description pille 2009-03-25 14:39:05 UTC
using openoffice for the first time you will be prompted for your full name and a registration. however there's the possibility to register never, which i prefer.

whenever you reinstall openoffice, because of an minor update or even a change in use flags, you will be prompted again.

this behaviour bothers me. as openoffice installs several dot-directories in your home (one for each major-version) it's ok to ask again after upgrading to another major-version.
Comment 1 Andreas Proschofsky (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-03-27 22:51:48 UTC
I guess you are talking about openoffice-bin and not openoffice, as the later never asks you about registration.

Besides that: openoffice-bin uses the upstream binaries and asking for registration is the way Sun wants it, there is no possibility at all for us to change this
Comment 2 pille 2009-03-28 20:23:12 UTC
ahh, thanks for that info!