[Solved] Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

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[Solved] Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby Cherock » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:29 pm

Does anybody have a step by step to install AOO on a LinuxMint 20 (Ulyana)?

My skills on CLI is not good, never learned to use CLI, I always used GUI. I guess it is time to start to learn how CLI works. Basically I need a how to install from start to finish with what code or GUI to use and what the syntax has to be written to install AOO, the latest version 4.1.7. Any help you can provide, I would deeply appreciate.
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby FJCC » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:08 pm

Have you seen this tutorial?
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby RoryOF » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:33 pm

Your linux Mint may have an already provided LibreOffice.

If you require OpenOffice, it will install easily - I've used it on Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives from 8.04 on; I install on all my computers using the method below (which I can do in my sleep). I suggest you print this out to have in front of you.

Start a Terminal - I think you should find this under Accessories in Ubuntu as "Terminal Emulator"

In the terminal type
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sudo apt purge libreoffice*


Note that the the trailing * is important.

Go to http://www.openoffice.org/download/ and download the version you require - I will assume you are downloading the standard en-US version Linux 64-bit x86-64 (DEB)

When the file is downloaded

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cd Downloads 
tar vxf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz


 Edit: I have corrected a line above by deleting an erroneous / before Downloads 


It will extract the files - these are normally extracted to a sub directory of the Downloads folder, in this case called en-US.

Now, in your terminal manoeuvre to that sub folder. This is by the following commands; in your case rory will be replaced by your logon name.

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cd /home/rory/Downloads/en-US

cd DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb


When that has completed, do this

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cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb


Do not omit this last change of directory and the repeat of the sudo command, as this puts links for OpenOffice into your Office group.
Also note that in linux caps/lowercase are important

It takes longer to write out all this than it actually takes to do!
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby Cherock » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:56 pm

Rory, you make it look so easy. I am going to try this in the next couple of hours to see what happens. I appreciate all the time it took for you to post. I will respond back on the results. Thank You !!

RoryOF wrote:Your linux Mint may have an already provided LibreOffice.

If you require OpenOffice, it will install easily - I've used it on Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives from 8.04 on; I install on all my computers using the method below (which I can do in my sleep). I suggest you print this out to have in front of you.

Start a Terminal - I think you should find this under Accessories in Ubuntu as "Terminal Emulator"

In the terminal type
Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
sudo apt purge libreoffice*


Note that the the trailing * is important.

Go to http://www.openoffice.org/download/ and download the version you require - I will assume you are downloading the standard en-US version Linux 64-bit x86-64 (DEB)

When the file is downloaded

Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
cd Downloads
tar vxf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz


It will extract the files - these are normally extracted to a sub directory of the Downloads folder, in this case called en-US.

Now, in your terminal manoeuvre to that sub folder. This is by the following commands; in your case rory will be replaced by your logon name.

Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
cd /home/rory/Downloads/en-US

cd DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb


When that has completed, do this

Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb


Do not omit this last change of directory and the repeat of the sudo command, as this puts links for OpenOffice into your Office group.
Also note that in linux caps/lowercase are important

It takes longer to write out all this than it actually takes to do!
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby Villeroy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:44 am

cd /Downloads might be wrong because there might be no Downloads directory below your file system's root directory which is /
cd Downloads (if you are in your home directory already)
or
cd ~/Downloads (explicitly Downloads within your home directory ~)
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby Cherock » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:04 am

Libreoffice can't be found, but it is in my listing of applications.
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Why is Libreoffice not found, because it is in my listing of applications in LinuxMint.
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby Villeroy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:10 am

Keep LO installed. It is definitively the better office suite. Why do you want to install OpenOffice anyway?

In order to install AOO as primary suite while keeping LO you perform the last step like this:
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cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite *.deb
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby Cherock » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:28 am

The problem with LO is, it will NOT work like it is supposed to work, especially with Calc. The formulas show, but you run f9 to calculate, it does not. So I will not use it. AOO does work in Windows 10-Pro and should work the same in Linux.
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby RusselB » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:18 am

If the formulas are showing, rather than the results, check the entry accessed via Tools -> Options (Alt+F12) -> LibreOffice Calc -> View -> Display -> Formulas
If that is checked, then uncheck it and you should see the results of your formulas rather than the formulas.
If that isn't checked, then verify that the cells haven't been formatted as text using the @ symbol under custom formatting.

If you are checking for OpenOffice, the same procedure can be used, with the exception of the fact that the entry LibreOffice Calc will read OpenOffice Calc
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby RoryOF » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:56 am

Thank you, Villeroy; I had not noticed the intrusive / before Downloads. I have removed it in the original code sequence.
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Re: Install on LinuxMint-Version 20 - Cinnamon

Postby Villeroy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:48 pm

Cherock wrote:The problem with LO is, it will NOT work like it is supposed to work, especially with Calc. The formulas show, but you run f9 to calculate, it does not. So I will not use it. AOO does work in Windows 10-Pro and should work the same in Linux.

Happens rarely when editing formulas referring to filtered rows: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/sho ... ?id=135125
This will be fixed. Hardly anything will ever be fixed in a walking dead project such as AOO.

btw. I can not reproduce the problem with LO6.0 nor 7.0
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