Current version: cuckooo-0.3.tar.gz, see ChangeLog.
Older versions can be found here.
Unofficial debs (needing packages outside of Debian) are available here thanks to Matthieu Foillard. The site lists
them, so you should not have problems. NOTE: It will not work for woody
or testing users.
I currently do not provide binary packages, so you will have to build
cuckooo from sources. You need:
Now you can build and install cuckooo:
- Install OpenOffice.org 1.1 (e.g. to /opt/OpenOffice.org1.1).
Follow the OpenOffice.org installation instructions.
~ $ tar xvfz OOo_1.1rc2_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz
~ $ su
/home/yourname # cd OOo_1.1rc2_LinuxIntel_install
/home/yourname/OOo_1.1rc2_LinuxIntel_install # ./setup
/home/yourname/OOo_1.1rc2_LinuxIntel_install # exit
- As root, add /opt/OpenOffice.org1.1/program to your
/etc/ld.so.conf, do ln -s libstdc++.so.5 libstdc++.so.3
in /opt/OpenOffice.org1.1/program (necessary for proper
functionality of the SDK; if you already have libstdc++.so.3 in your system,
this should not introduce conflicts) and run ldconfig.
~ $ su
/home/yourname # cd /opt/OpenOffice.org1.1/program
/opt/OpenOffice.org1.1/program # ln -s libstdc++.so.5 libstdc++.so.3
/opt/OpenOffice.org1.1/program # vim /etc/ld.so.conf
/opt/OpenOffice.org1.1/program # ldconfig
/opt/OpenOffice.org1.1/program # exit
- Untar OpenOffice.org 1.1 Software Development Kit (e.g. to
~ $ tar xvfz OOo_1.1beta2_LinuxIntel_odk.tar.gz
- Untar the sources of cuckooo (e.g. to ~/cuckooo-<version>) and
enter that directory.
~ $ tar xvfz cuckooo-<version>.tar.gz
~ $ cd cuckooo-<version>
- Run configure. You have to specify paths to the installation of
OpenOffice.org using --with-office-dir= and to the Software
Development Kit using --with-ODK-dir=. Additionally you should set
--prefix so that cuckooo will get to your KDE directory.
~/cuckooo-<version> $ ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3 \
- Run make.
~/cuckooo-<version> $ make
- Become root and do make install:
~/cuckooo-<version> $ su
/home/yourname/cuckooo-<version> # make install
/home/yourname/cuckooo-<version> # exit
Notes for various Linux distributions
If everything went well, start new Konqueror, browse to any MS Word,
Excell or PowerPoint document and open it. It should open directly in the
browser window. Please note, that it could last some time, because
OpenOffice.org has to be started. If the document opens in a separate
OpenOffice.org window, please make sure that the File associations are
set correctly and try again.
How to set file associations
Choose Settings/Configure Konqueror... in Konquror's menu and
select File Associations in Settings - KDE Control Module.
Check, that Embedding/Left Click Action is set to Show file in
embedded viewer and that cuckooo (OpenOffice.org nested in KDE)
is the first choice in Services Preference Order for every mime type
supported by OpenOffice.org.
Mime types supported by OOo: application/msword, application/vnd.ms-word,
application/x-msword, application/msexcel, application/vnd.ms-excel,
Note: SuSE 8.2
It was reported, that cuckooo-0.3 does not build on SuSE 8.2, when
you do not have mesa-devel.rpm installed (it ends with libtool:
link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libGL.la' error message). I
cannot provide the right configure check, because I am unable to reproduce the
problem (on my SuSE 8.2 with all updates it builds fine even without the
mesa-devel package). If you have the problem, please just install
mesa-devel.rpm and try again.
Note: Fedora Core 1
Eli Wapniarski sent me detailed installation instructions for Fedora Core 1:
- Ensure that the OpenOffice.org rpms are installed from the Fedora core CD's
(CD1: openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-6.1386.rpm and
- Install the OpenOffice.org SDK. I installed them in
- Edit /etc/ld.so.conf to include the line:
- Run /sbin/ldconfig
- cd /usr/lib
- ln -s libstdc++.so.5 libstdc++.so.3
- Uncompress the cuckoo sources
- cd to the directory containing the cuckoo sources
- ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-office-dir=/usr/lib/openoffice \
- make install
- Follow instructions on How to set file
- Works just fine.