[Solved] Trouble installing OpenOffice 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

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[Solved] Trouble installing OpenOffice 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Postby OOGil » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:40 am

I've seen that I'm not the first to run into trouble trying to install OO 4.1.1 in Ubuntu. I've been trying to do this on and off for two days. I've followed instructions from several tutorials. Everytime my laptop goes through the process of trying to install but then the install fails. Here's the output from my terminal window:

I was hoping to install Open Office, not Libre Office. In fact, I've removed Libre Office. Here's what my terminal says when I try to install Open Office 4.1.1.

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gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:~$ cd  /
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/$ cd usr
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr$ cd local
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr/local$ cd src
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr/local/src$ cd DEB
bash: cd: DEB: No such file or directory
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr/local/src$ cd DEBS
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr/local/src/DEBS$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
[sudo] password for gil:
(Reading database ... 264688 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack openoffice_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-base_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-base (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-brand-base_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-brand-base (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-brand-calc_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-brand-calc (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-brand-draw_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-brand-draw (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-brand-en-gb_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-brand-en-gb (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-brand-impress_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-brand-impress (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-brand-math_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-brand-math (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-brand-writer_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-brand-writer (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-calc_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-calc (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-core01_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-core01 (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-core02_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
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Preparing to unpack openoffice-core07_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-core07 (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-draw_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-draw (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-base_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-base (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-calc_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-calc (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-draw_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-draw (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-help_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-help (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-impress_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-impress (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-math_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-math (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-res_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-res (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-en-gb-writer_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-en-gb-writer (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-gnome-integration_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-gnome-integration (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-graphicfilter_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-graphicfilter (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-images_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-images (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-impress_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-impress (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-javafilter_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-javafilter (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-math_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-math (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-ogltrans_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-ogltrans (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-onlineupdate_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-onlineupdate (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-ooofonts_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-ooofonts (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-ooolinguistic_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-ooolinguistic (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-pyuno_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-pyuno (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-ure_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-ure (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-writer_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-writer (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Preparing to unpack openoffice-xsltfilter_4.1.1-6_i386.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-xsltfilter (4.1.1-6) over (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-ure (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-core01 (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-core02 (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-core03 (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-core04 (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-core05 (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-core06 (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-core07 (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-draw (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-base (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-calc (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-draw (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-help (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-impress (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-math (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-res (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-en-gb-writer (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-gnome-integration (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-graphicfilter (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-images (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-impress (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-javafilter (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-math (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-ogltrans (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-onlineupdate (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-ooofonts (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-ooolinguistic (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-pyuno (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-writer (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-xsltfilter (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-base (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-brand-base (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-brand-draw (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-brand-en-gb (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-brand-impress (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-brand-math (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-brand-writer (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-calc (4.1.1-6) ...
Setting up openoffice-brand-calc (4.1.1-6) ...
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr/local/src/DEBS$ cd desktop-integration
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr/local/src/DEBS/desktop-integration$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
(Reading database ... 264688 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack openoffice4.1-debian-menus_4.1.1-9775_all.deb ...
Unpacking openoffice-debian-menus (4.1.1-9775) ...
dpkg: error processing archive openoffice4.1-debian-menus_4.1.1-9775_all.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package libreoffice-common 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu2
/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
Unknown media type in type 'all/all'
Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu'
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-icon-theme (3.10.0-0ubuntu2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
openoffice4.1-debian-menus_4.1.1-9775_all.deb
gil@gil-ThinkPad-T400:/usr/local/src/DEBS/desktop-integration$

I'm noticing that when I get to the Desktop Integration folder and give the command "sudo dpkg -i *.deb" that an error occurs:
dpkg: error processing archive openoffice4.1-debian-menus_4.1.1-9775_all.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package libreoffice-common 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu2

Could this have something to do with the problem? I've removed Libre Office already, and repeated the removal procedure numerous times -- each time getting confirmation that the program is removed already.

I'm learning Linux in fits and starts. Since I have Ubuntu, things mostly happen smoothly. But when I have to open a terminal and use commands to install something, my lack of experience shows. I have other demanding commitments, so I don't really get familiar with Linux commands until I get in a bind like this. If you have information, please try to state it simply -- thanks.
Last edited by RoryOF on Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Trouble installing Open Office 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:45 am

You haven't removed all of LibreOffice. In a terminal type
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sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*

then reinstall OpenOffice.

Don't omit the * in the above terminal line.
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Re: Trouble installing Open Office 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Postby OOGil » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:01 pm

Thanks for the help with the purge command. I followed instructions saying to use apt-get remove, apt-get autoremove, and apt-get purge but I don't remember any of them saying to add the asterisk to the end of libreoffice. That cleaned out the rest of the libre office files and OO installed easily!
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Re: Trouble installing Open Office 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:04 pm

Everybody thinks that asterisk is a typo, but it's not, so I mention it specifically in my instructions. Its purpose is as a wild card, meaning "all files starting with libreoffice and finishing with anything".
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Re: [Solved]Trouble installing Open Office 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 1

Postby MarcAq » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:37 am

If you still having problems installing OpenOffice 4.1.1, http://www.marcosaquino.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=82&p=96#p96 Here is what worked for me. I made a note in my private server (witch I use for my own personal notes).

hope I dont get in trouble for posting this here, and If Im out of order, please feel free to delete the post.
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Re: [Solved]Trouble installing Open Office 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 1

Postby trugster1 » Mon May 08, 2017 8:15 pm

please please please some one out there . please tell me how to install open office on linux mint .all i want is a comand line how to get this to istall automatically .

im not a techy computer geek just joe public trying to use this system . HELP PLEASE
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Re: [Solved]Trouble installing Open Office 4.1.1 in Ubuntu 1

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 08, 2017 8:31 pm

If you are not certain that you need OpenOffice specifically, use the inbuilt LibreOffice that comes with linux Mint; for most purposes you will notice no difference. Otherwise you have to use the command line and there will be about six distinct command line steps. Your choice.
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