Tag: Installation

flatpak – get latest libreoffice

flatpak is tool similar to 0install. You can find more details here.

# Get the gnome-sdk gpg keys
wget https://sdk.gnome.org/keys/gnome-sdk.gpg
# Add the keys to trusted keys
flatpak remote-add --user --gpg-import=gnome-sdk.gpg gnome https://sdk.gnome.org/repo/

# Install pre-requisite gnome
flatpak install --user gnome org.gnome.Platform 3.20

# Download the flatpak file and install it. Or you can follow the next step.
wget 'http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/flatpak/latest/LibreOffice.flatpak'
flatpak install --user --bundle LibreOffice.flatpak

# Install flatpak without downloading
flatpak install --user gnome org.gnome.Platform.Locale 3.20

# Run you brand new shiny latest libreoffice
flatpak run org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

# At a later date, when you want to update libreoffice.
flatpak update --user org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

6700 free and redistributable fonts for Linux.


Today I was searching for some good fonts for my desktop running Fedora 11 – Leonidas. In my quest to find the required fonts that I would liked, I reached some good sites so just thought would share the same with you.

First, how do you use them, simple steps:

mkdir ~/.fonts

Now you can put your fonts in this directory. You can make sub-directories to keep your fonts organized. On F11, I did not need to refresh the font server or logout and login. 🙂

Now the sites:

1) Selectively download the font from the list of nearly 6800 fonts from here.

2) Download archieve of more than 6700 fonts from here.

3) You can head over here to get few more interesting fonts.

Oracle GUI client on Linux with mysql support


I was looking for some nice client for Oracle and mysql. I did find mysql-administrator and navicat to be useful but this is much better. Tora is the client that I am talking about. Installation did not take much time for me..

downloaded the instant client from oracle.com and then the tora rpm from sourceforge.net. Also downloaded the tora-mysql from http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/21/year/2002/month/01/day/28

Then tried to install all the rpms found the rpms that were missing and installed them using yum. Once this is done install the downloaded rpms with \”–nodeps\” option of rpm.Put the entries in bashrc

export ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client/
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client//lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

When I tried to run the same, it gave me some errors about missing \”.so\” files. So went to /usr/lib directory. The files would be there but the names would not match so link the existing file with the name expected for tora and you are done. Here is the screenshot of TOra 2.0

\"TOra\"

Leave a comment if you are facing some issues with the installation.