I have too many things to lose by Debian's decision to switch to LibreOffice. That would be fine except I did not authorize Debian to remove OpenOffice. Now Debian is hostile to OO. I can't access my dictionary and other things.
And I have a bad attitude when folks try to cram things down my throat. I might have gone to LibreOffice, with an orderly transistion. But, not now. LibreOffice is now Anathema and shall be cast aside as I kick the dust of this program off the heels of my shoes.
I think it's time to stand our ground and say no to being bullied. It used to be Linux was a user friendly OS, granted some tinkering was needed. Now Linux is behaving like Microsoft and Apple. If they don't want to support something, they will make sure no one can use it. Is this what we want in Linux? I don't.
So, I have seen the other posts and have searched the Internet. I cannot find some common sense instructions for installing OO. The scripts won't run and no one is saying what Debian and the other operating systems purposefully broke so that OO will not work.
So if someone can help, many of us will greatly appreciated it.
I have two computers:
Debian AMD 64 Wheezy SID, Mate desktop environment. I have Mate on one computer as the Desktop Environment because Gnome 3 makes my work harder to do. My second computer has Gnome 3 with the same Debian install but will be switching this computer to Mate for the desktop once I have the first computer where I want it. The first computer is a fresh install.
I tried using repos and all it does is install LibreOffice no matter what I do and even though it says it is an OO install. So I am assuming that apt will do the same. I downloaded a copy of OO and it will not install. I am not an expert, but if all the steps are given in a rational order I can usually get things running.
Many thanks in advance from many people. I can't wait until I can use the next release of OO. I believe it is 3.4.
Last edited by Superuserlaptop
on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
OpenOffice 3.2 Debian AMD64