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OpenOffice installation problem

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:20 pm
by Vean
Can you help with this problem please. I am trying to install Apache OpenOffice (4.1.6) in Xubuntu 14.04. It seems to download ok but it will not open and run. What is worse, it is causing my hard drive to race unhealthily. I downloaded it from Softpedia website. I have since tried to consign it to the waste bin but the hard drive is still racing. I will shut down now and try a reboot to see if the hard drive has settled down.

Re: Open Office installation problem.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:27 pm
by Villeroy
Install LibreOffice from your repositories. You are running Linux. You do not depend on questionable websites.

Re: Open Office installation problem.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:53 pm
by RoryOF
Or download from http://www.openoffice.org/download
then in a terminal
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sudo apt purge libreoffice*


expand the downloaded file into
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~\Downloads\en-US

(or language equivalent)
then
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cd Downloads\en-US\DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb