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stubz151



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: seeking help from smart people Reply with quote

How can I take an application on one distro(eg. libraoffice) and move it to my current distro.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what you mean, you can install most programs on any distro you like, usually through the appropriate installer: Synaptic on Debian, Yast on Suse, Yum on Fedora etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, just install it on your new distro like you did on the old.

Distros are not all alike, software moves on, so it is quite likely not possible to actually move an app - and it's a bad idea even if you could.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about moving the application or the files created with it?
As for the application, if it is not available for the distro in question, it may be because there a re unfulfillable dependencies.
If it is the files, copying your /home folder is often enough.
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