Install OpenOffice on Chromium OS

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Install OpenOffice on Chromium OS

Postby tonyradstone » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:44 pm

I have installed Chromium on an old laptop which works fine. I have downloaded the linux version of openoffice and unzipped it. I cannot work out how to run the program or install it , any help please.
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Re: Chromium

Postby RoryOF » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:53 pm

This is how I normally install OpenOffice on linux (Xubuntu 18.04.4 but also other earlier versions); you may need to tweak this to suit the version of linux you are using (certainly for rpm versions)

In a Terminal type
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sudo purge libreoffice*


Do not omit the * at the end of the command.

From http://www.openoffice.org/download/
select the installation candidate of the language version you need - it will be "linux DEB", probably 64 bit (you will know if your computer is 32 or 64 bit)
and let this download.

It will be a tar.gz file. Change to your Download directory
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cd Downloads


Continuing in the same terminal window use
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tar xvf Apache_OpenOffice ....tar.gz   <etc too long to type>

to expand the file. Depending on the language etc, this will take place into /Downloads/en-US (or similar).

Continuing in the same terminal window
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cd en-US (or as appropriate)
cd DEBS

then

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sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

now close the terminal, and you should find OpenOffice in your Office group.

Note that it has taken me longer to type all this than to install a version of OpenOffice on linux!

Do not overlook that in linux case is important in terminal commands.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 20.04.1 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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