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[Solved] AOO 4.1.7 installation

Postby GELvdH » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:58 am

I just downloaded AOO 4.1.7 on my Linux Mint 19.2 machine. The distro had LibreOffice installed. Will I have to uninstall LO or can I install AOO beside it and if so, how?
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Re: AOO 4.1.7 installation

Postby robleyd » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:24 am

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Re: AOO 4.1.7 installation

Postby floris v » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:08 am

See this tutorial: viewtopic.php?f=74&t=50119

Note that the tutorial states that you have to download LibreOffice from its website, you can't use the distro packages.
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Re: AOO 4.1.7 installation

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:22 am

I suggest you: use the LO.
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Re: AOO 4.1.7 installation on LinuxMint 19.x

Postby erbsenzahl » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:05 pm


Before you install AOO 4.1.x: Change Mint-Y theme to Mint-X theme to avoid cumbersome graphic malfunctions of AOO!

There are at least two possibilities to install AOO on LinuxMint 19.2:

  • in parallel
  • as "stand alone"
Installation in parallel
My suggestion is: Install AOO in parallel, so you can benefit from better features in LO (e.g. better import of MS Word files). If you do so, you do not have to de-install LO. See here for more information: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Ins ... llel/Linux
Please note: The AOO desktop-integration DEB installation files are not needed in this case.
Expand the DEB files into a single folder. When installing the expanded DEB files execute in terminal this way (depends on located prompt):
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for i in ../DEBS/*.deb; do dpkg-deb -x $i . ; done
for i in ./*.deb; do dpkg-deb -x $i . ; done

Before launching AOO edit the bootstraprc file! (see above mentioned information source)

Installing AOO as stand alone app
De-install LibreOffice using LinuxMint's start menu | Office | LibreOffice.
Expand every downloaded DEB files in a single folder and don't forget the DEB files of desk-integration. Then run in terminal:
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sudo dpkg -i *.deb

If you would additionally like LO's features so I recommend an installation in parallel. Needed space is more than in a regular installation, but not too much... ;-)

for more help ask here in the forum...
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Re: AOO 4.1.7 installation

Postby GELvdH » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:59 am

Thanks to all, I downloaded LO and that solved my DB problem. Maybe when I get the time I will install AOO and check it out. I used to have it on my Windows machines but not on the Linux Mint ones. Again Thanks for the help.
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