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Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« on: May 15, 2017, 03:36:02 PM »
 

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I am trying to install OpenOffice 4.1.3 myself to LL 3.4. I have also removed Libre Office and have downloaded the Deb files for OO.
My goal is to support OO rather than LO. But I followed the instructions on the site to install and it is not working.

The instructions to install are:

Installing
The software is installed using the dpkg -i command.
1. Login as root or from the GUI, open a root terminal.
2. Type the following command, to install the software:
dpkg -i -–force-overwrite openoffice.org*.deb \
 desktop-integration/openoffice.org-debian-menus*.deb

But it does not work. Any ideas?
 


Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 10:41:38 PM »
 

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Assuming you used the same url and I did, I followed the instructions here and had no problems - https://www.openoffice.org/download/common/instructions.html
To avoid any issues, you must remove LibreOffice also.

Break it down:

- Download from here - https://www.openoffice.org/download/
- https://www.openoffice.org/download/common/instructions.html#linux-preinstall
- sudo rm /usr/bin/soffice
- sudo apt remove --purge libreoffice*
- Remove the LibreOffice Menu shortcuts - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/installing-software/uninstall-libre-office/
- Go to where your downloaded OpenOffice to. Extract the file, then cd to the extracted folder.
- sudo dpkg -i *.deb
- cd to the desktop-integration folder
- sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Finish.
Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 08:17:59 PM by Jerry
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 11:56:56 AM »
 

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I still have broken Libre menu items in the main menu and have tried getting them out a few times now with no success.
They are not listed in the Main menu Edit Apps.

sudo remove --purge libreoffice*  Command Not Found

How do I delete the Libre files in the folders specified? Delete is ghosted and not sure how to do it as administrator.
Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 12:03:07 PM by PinStripe
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 01:16:04 PM »
 

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I THINK I got the OO to install... but I don't know for sure as there are NO links in the main menu for it.
Also, cannot find it in the main menu Edit apps. I looked thru the entire menu and NO OO to be found.
Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 01:18:56 PM by PinStripe
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 05:44:24 PM »
 

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It seemed to install though I can't find it no where. I did a search and it is no where, though the terminal said the install was successful.

Now what?
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 06:44:12 PM »
 

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Try opening it in the terminal.
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 08:19:37 PM »
 

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Go through the install again using my instructions, this time, when using the Terminal, post any output here.
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 09:06:59 PM »
 

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I found the Libre writer only in the repository. So, I DL'ed that and cannot
find it anywhere in the menu, either. What is up, here?

Also, I did basically follow your instructions before.
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 09:11:40 PM »
 

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Try opening it in the terminal.

How do I do this? Sorry, some things I just haven't done, even tho I've been on Linux for years.  8/

EDIT: never mind... I figured it out.
Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 09:19:42 PM by PinStripe
 

Re: Installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 on 3.4 ?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 09:13:21 PM »
 

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The instructions I gave worked perfectly on my system (Linux Lite 3.4 64bit) At this stage, it's difficult to tell what state your system is in now with all the changes. Perhaps the lesson to learn here is when you choose to start using for example an Office suite other than what we provide, ask us first how to replace it before proceeding.
 


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