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[Solved] How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:40 am
by me1234
I am sorry. I don't know how to install this. I've downloaded the folder and extracted the files and I have a folder called en-US which contains "licenses", "readmes" and "RPMS". I'm used to there being just a .exe file that you can "run", and all the instructions for how to install that I find from Apache site are not in laymens vernacular.

I have no idea what the following two steps mean for RPM and and DBM based installations, respectively, for instance, nor do I know what RPM or DBM are

""" su to root, if necessary, and navigate to Apache OpenOffice installation directory.
You will likely need to be root to run the rpm command to install the software.
cd into the RPMS subdirectory of the installation directory.
You should see a lot of rpms here and one sub-directory called "desktop-integration". """"

"""" One you download the Apache OpenOffice tar.gz package, you should be able to decompress typing.
tar Apache-OpenOfficeX.X.X.tar.gz package or using programs such as Ark, or File-Roller.
cd into the DEBS subdirectory of the installation directory.
You should see a lot of debs here and one sub-directory called "desktop-integration". """"

Please help! I desperately need this program for resumes!!!!!!!

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 am
by RoryOF
What operating system are you using? Windows, or linux? If linux, which variety?

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 am
by me1234
Linux 64 bit

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:48 am
by RoryOF
Which linux?

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:55 am
by me1234
finally got the right command, sorry: Linux 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:58 am
by me1234
greeting screen also says Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" "Cinnamon 64-bit"

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 pm
by RoryOF
In view of your inexperience with linux I suggest you install LibreOffice from that version's repositories. You will see little difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice.

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:06 pm
by me1234
Thanks. I'll wait for a reply from a less elitist member. I've been using Linux for two years and I already have Libre.

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:12 pm
by RoryOF
me1234 wrote:Please help! I desperately need this program for resumes!!!!!!!


And can LibreOffice not be used to write résumés?

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:16 pm
by me1234
When one needs to spruce up their resume for appearance and aesthetics and format, sometimes one prefers to experiment with different programs. That is all.

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:51 pm
by RoryOF
You are using a version of linux that uses DEB files. Download the .gz archive which you select from the menus containing the DEB version, unpack the contents, then use the instructions as set out in
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=94054&hilit=+desktop#p447823

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:36 pm
by Villeroy
Don't install anything. Start the program LibreOffice. It is the successor of OpenOffice. I'm almost sure that LibreOffice is already installed on your system.

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:42 pm
by RoryOF
He says he has it, but wants OpenOffice to update his résumé.

Re: How to install

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:31 pm
by me1234