[Solved] Newbie Trying to Install AOO on Linux Mint

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[Solved] Newbie Trying to Install AOO on Linux Mint

Postby CarlinNY » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:00 am

I've read tutorials and searched this forum and I can tell already I'm in over my head.

I downloaded 4.1.3 and ran the installation. At the end I get a screen showing everything appears OK except at the bottom it says "Errors were encountered while processing: /home/Carl/.cache.fr-I9ccIv/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/openoffice4.1-debian-menus_4.1.2-9782_all.deb"

What could these errors be, and how do I overcome them?

Thanks,

Carl (Rochester, New York)
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Re: Newbie Trying to Install AOO on Linux Mint

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:57 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Had you purged the LibreOffice packages that could have remained?
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Re: Newbie Trying to Install AOO on Linux Mint

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:05 am

On any linux disytro that comes with LibreOffice I normally do
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sudo purge libreoffice*

(mote the trailing *) before installing OpenOffice.

Doing this removes some files that trip up the desktop-integration stage.
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Re: Newbie Trying to Install AOO on Linux Mint

Postby CarlinNY » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:58 am

I never had Libre Office installed on the machine running Mint so there weren't any remnants when I tried installing AOO. However, I did try to install Libre Office after AOO and it failed to install as well, with the error message "Dependency is not satisfied." That's not a terribly informative message.

I'm new at this Linux stuff so I don't know how to get to that command line you show. I guess I need to remove whatever Libre Office just put on my machine when I tried to install it.

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Re: Newbie Trying to Install AOO on Linux Mint

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Use the code line I gave and then install OO again. As far as I know, LibreOffice is preinstalled on Mint, or at least hooks for it.

Open a Terminal by Ctrl Alt T,. then enter the code line, Do not forget the * at the end.
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Re: Newbie Trying to Install AOO on Linux Mint

Postby CarlinNY » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:04 pm

Son of a gun, you're right ... Libre Office is already on Mint. I haven't used the computer much since I put Mint on it so I hadn't noticed. Thanks! Problem solved.
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