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Replacement of LOff by AOO4.0.1

Postby Breizhux » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:35 am

Hi everyone,
I wish to install Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 in replacement of LibreOffice 3.4.
I uninstalled LOff, and try to install AOO into the /etc directory, as was LOff, and not in /opt as the default setting.
The installation tutorial makes it clear:
By default, this will install Apache OpenOffice in your /opt directory. Alternatively, you can use a GUI package installer, reference the installation directory, and install all debs at the top level.
Which GUI Package Installer is so aimed at? Synaptic? If TRUE I guess I should create a local repository and add it to the list of repositories (/etc/apt/sources.list), but I'm afraid I do not know how to perform it.
Would anyone have an idea?
Thanks in advance, and have a nice WE
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Re: Replacement of LOff by AOO4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:12 am

Why not just go with the default install location and method, as set out in
[Tutorial] Installing OpenOffice on Ubuntu, Debian and Co.

Note that I would always remove libreoffice-core using Synaptic before installing OpenOffice; this may not now be strictly necessary, but I do it as a matter of course on any *Ubuntu installation.
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Re: Replacement of LOff by AOO4.0.1

Postby Breizhux » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:09 am

RoryOF wrote:Why not just go with the default install location and method, as set out in
[Tutorial] Installing OpenOffice on Ubuntu, Debian and Co.

Note that I would always remove libreoffice-core using Synaptic before installing OpenOffice; this may not now be strictly necessary, but I do it as a matter of course on any *Ubuntu installation.


Hi,

I removed LibreOffice from the command line prior to any installation of AOO.
LOff was installed in /etc/libreoffice, and the same way, I intend to install AOO into an /etc/openoffice directory
Some time ago, I posted a question about some other topic in Ubuntu forum. The answer was that only poor Linux users install anything into /opt, but unfortunately, did not tell how to install into /etc.
I know quite well the tutorial. This is where I found the directions for installing with Debian Wheezy. They indicate alternative ways:
1. Default installation into /opt
2. Mastered installation using a GUI Package Installer. This is the answer I am looking for.

Thank you in advance for further suggestions.
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Re: Replacement of LOff by AOO4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:51 pm

There is an unofficial AOO repository for Debian installs at
https://sourceforge.net/projects/apacheoo-deb/files/
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Re: Replacement of LOff by AOO4.0.1

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:10 pm

Breizhux wrote:Some time ago, I posted a question about some other topic in Ubuntu forum. The answer was that only poor Linux users install anything into /opt

Being a poor Linux user, at least when I upgrade to a new flavor of Ubuntu (or even if I want to try something else - debian based), I don't have to reinstall the applications I've put in that place. I've a partition for /opt so that it's not erased. But I agree I don't have time to lose in reinstalling applications every 6 months...
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