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[Solved] Install OO 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.10

Postby spikels6 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:28 pm

Downloaded the .tar.gz in Debian 64 en-US. New PC and hard drive using Ubuntu 13-10, so I thought i would install the latest version. I was able to Extract the tar.gz once and install the Desktop-Integration. The program would not install. So I repeated the operation with a new download, got he program to install, but not the Desktop-Integration. I next deleted all the downloads to start with a fresh download of /home/mike/Downloads/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz.

What should my next step be?

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Re: Install OO 4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:06 pm

The quick method is to ensure that no trace of LibreOffice is left. I do this in Ubuntu by using Synaptic, finding libreoffice-core* and Uninstalling that and linked programs. Then go through the previous OpenOffice install process. Remember there are two levels
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cd en-US
cd DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb


The installed OpenOffice should show up in the Office group. Else open a terminal and type openoffice4
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Re: Install OO 4.0.1

Postby spikels6 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:30 am

My Terminal Command Line is: mike@mike-desktop:~$. The en-US extracted file is in /Home/Downloads/en-US. How do I point Terminal to the file to run the "sudo dpkg -i *.deb command?
I am lacking in my ability to get around Terminal.

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Re: Install OO 4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:21 am

Open a terminal and
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cd /Home/Downloads/en-US/DEBS


Note that Linux is case sensitive.
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Re: Install OO 4.0.1

Postby spikels6 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:07 pm

That is the CD command I had been using, but only occassionly would it downinto the tree one folder. So I copies your CD command and still get"bash: cd: /Home/Downloads/en-US/DEBS: No such file or directory"

Anything else I can try, or can I provide more information for you?

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Re: Install OO 4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:24 pm

Work through the command step by step. Remember that there is a space between cd and the directory. Start with 'dir' (no quotes). then cd Downloads, then dir to see what next level directory is, and so on, stepping down each time. If you are going to the next level directory, you don't need the /

I've just checked on my system - the comand should be
cd /Home/Downloads/en-US/DEBS
as terminal will open on your Home directory.

Just play about with the above individual commands and you'll find all will suddenly be clear!

Going back up a level is cd .. (two full stops)
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[SOLVED] Install OO 4.0.1

Postby spikels6 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:16 pm

Finally, the step by step worked. I should have made a print out of the Terminal command strings I used. AOO 4.0.1 installed correctly and is working fine.

Thank you very much for your help. Just like old Lotus 123, just one character out of place ruins the entire operation.

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