Install on Ubuntu Mate or Gnome 20.04

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Install on Ubuntu Mate or Gnome 20.04

Postby eipapp6 » Sun May 31, 2020 10:09 pm


I have been trying to download and install open office 4.x with no success.
My biggest problem, quite frankly, is I have "never" been able to successfully install ANY tar files.
Is there a way to download a non-tar deb file that I can install an use on my Ubuntu 20.04 ?

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Re: install on Ubuntu Mate or Gnome 20.04

Postby RoryOF » Sun May 31, 2020 10:30 pm

Change to your Download directory, to which you have downloaded the tar file. Then
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tar vxf the_full_name_of_the_file.tar.gz.

this will unpack the file into a folder with name something like en-US in the downloads folder.
Change into that folder, then into DEBS folder in it
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sudo dpkg -i *.deb

cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Do not omit the desktop integration part.
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Re: install on Ubuntu Mate or Gnome 20.04

Postby Villeroy » Sun May 31, 2020 10:36 pm

You don't need to install OpenOffice. Your distribution comes with a better office suite called "LibreOffice". It is the successor to OpenOffice. OpenOffice is walking dead.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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