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Install Notes

Kenneth Mcfarland
Hello OpenOffice Team

Nice work! I kicked LibreOffice to the curb today after seeing the twitter
posting. It's great to be back and use Apache being a contributor to other
projects.

Anyways, there is one small thing that could make peoples lives easier.
Here is my use case:

I run Ubuntu 16.04 which comes with Libre, a lot of other people who are
thrifty or love linux could be in my situation. The install notes that the
path /usr/bin/soffice needs to be removed but this is *not* enough. Even
after removing it, there will be errors during installation the generic
"error /usr/bin/soffice libreoffice blah blah error".

One needs to sudo apt-get -f remove libreoffice-common or the install will
fail. I know, I just finished. Here is the ubuntu board I found during my
search. First reply.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/382041/dpkg-error-processing-openoffice4-0-debian-menus-4-0-9714-all-deb

It would simply be nice if the en_US installation directory contained a
file called INSTALL that concisely pointed this out as I did read the
readmes both of them. The HTML version does a lot better job pointing this
out, but is still insufficient as described above.

I would be happy to do the work of correcting this if nobody else can.

Sincerely,
Kenneth McFarland
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Re: Install Notes

Kenneth Mcfarland
In further thought there is also the possibility of using sudo dpkg
--force-all -i *.deb which could possibly leave LibreOffice working,
although in my personal opinion no situation would arise where I would need
both suites.

Hopefully someone else has some input on this as my intent is just to ease
installation for anyone doing what I did twenty minutes ago.

On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Kenneth Mcfarland <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello OpenOffice Team
>
> Nice work! I kicked LibreOffice to the curb today after seeing the twitter
> posting. It's great to be back and use Apache being a contributor to other
> projects.
>
> Anyways, there is one small thing that could make peoples lives easier.
> Here is my use case:
>
> I run Ubuntu 16.04 which comes with Libre, a lot of other people who are
> thrifty or love linux could be in my situation. The install notes that the
> path /usr/bin/soffice needs to be removed but this is *not* enough. Even
> after removing it, there will be errors during installation the generic
> "error /usr/bin/soffice libreoffice blah blah error".
>
> One needs to sudo apt-get -f remove libreoffice-common or the install will
> fail. I know, I just finished. Here is the ubuntu board I found during my
> search. First reply.
>
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/382041/dpkg-error-
> processing-openoffice4-0-debian-menus-4-0-9714-all-deb
>
> It would simply be nice if the en_US installation directory contained a
> file called INSTALL that concisely pointed this out as I did read the
> readmes both of them. The HTML version does a lot better job pointing this
> out, but is still insufficient as described above.
>
> I would be happy to do the work of correcting this if nobody else can.
>
> Sincerely,
> Kenneth McFarland
>
>
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Re: Install Notes

Matthias Seidel
Hi Kenneth,

I usually remove LO with Synaptic before installing OpenOffice. Never
had a problem ;-)

This page explains how to do it via command line:
https://websiteforstudents.com/replace-libreoffice-openoffice-ubuntu-17-04-17-10/

Kind regards

Matthias


Am 22.10.2017 um 23:56 schrieb Kenneth Mcfarland:

> In further thought there is also the possibility of using sudo dpkg
> --force-all -i *.deb which could possibly leave LibreOffice working,
> although in my personal opinion no situation would arise where I would need
> both suites.
>
> Hopefully someone else has some input on this as my intent is just to ease
> installation for anyone doing what I did twenty minutes ago.
>
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Kenneth Mcfarland <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hello OpenOffice Team
>>
>> Nice work! I kicked LibreOffice to the curb today after seeing the twitter
>> posting. It's great to be back and use Apache being a contributor to other
>> projects.
>>
>> Anyways, there is one small thing that could make peoples lives easier.
>> Here is my use case:
>>
>> I run Ubuntu 16.04 which comes with Libre, a lot of other people who are
>> thrifty or love linux could be in my situation. The install notes that the
>> path /usr/bin/soffice needs to be removed but this is *not* enough. Even
>> after removing it, there will be errors during installation the generic
>> "error /usr/bin/soffice libreoffice blah blah error".
>>
>> One needs to sudo apt-get -f remove libreoffice-common or the install will
>> fail. I know, I just finished. Here is the ubuntu board I found during my
>> search. First reply.
>>
>> https://askubuntu.com/questions/382041/dpkg-error-
>> processing-openoffice4-0-debian-menus-4-0-9714-all-deb
>>
>> It would simply be nice if the en_US installation directory contained a
>> file called INSTALL that concisely pointed this out as I did read the
>> readmes both of them. The HTML version does a lot better job pointing this
>> out, but is still insufficient as described above.
>>
>> I would be happy to do the work of correcting this if nobody else can.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Kenneth McFarland
>>
>>


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Re: Install Notes

Damjan Jovanovic
In reply to this post by Kenneth Mcfarland
Welcome to AOO.
What Twitter posting?

On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM, Kenneth Mcfarland <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello OpenOffice Team
>
> Nice work! I kicked LibreOffice to the curb today after seeing the twitter
> posting. It's great to be back and use Apache being a contributor to other
> projects.
>
> Anyways, there is one small thing that could make peoples lives easier.
> Here is my use case:
>
> I run Ubuntu 16.04 which comes with Libre, a lot of other people who are
> thrifty or love linux could be in my situation. The install notes that the
> path /usr/bin/soffice needs to be removed but this is *not* enough. Even
> after removing it, there will be errors during installation the generic
> "error /usr/bin/soffice libreoffice blah blah error".
>
> One needs to sudo apt-get -f remove libreoffice-common or the install will
> fail. I know, I just finished. Here is the ubuntu board I found during my
> search. First reply.
>
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/382041/dpkg-error-
> processing-openoffice4-0-debian-menus-4-0-9714-all-deb
>
> It would simply be nice if the en_US installation directory contained a
> file called INSTALL that concisely pointed this out as I did read the
> readmes both of them. The HTML version does a lot better job pointing this
> out, but is still insufficient as described above.
>
> I would be happy to do the work of correcting this if nobody else can.
>
> Sincerely,
> Kenneth McFarland
>
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Re: Install Notes

Rory O'Farrell
In reply to this post by Kenneth Mcfarland
On Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:56:35 -0700
Kenneth Mcfarland <[hidden email]> wrote:

> In further thought there is also the possibility of using sudo dpkg
> --force-all -i *.deb which could possibly leave LibreOffice working,
> although in my personal opinion no situation would arise where I would need
> both suites.

I have run into one situation where I might require both suites.  If preparing an Impress presentation, Impress in LibreOffice is more flexible with regard to using multimedia (in my case, video) inserts.  With OpenOffice I have for a long time (and many configurations of the underlying O.S., in my case Xubuntu) not been able to take video clips directly - I have had to resort to linking to the O.S. video player, but this renders the presentation rather clunky.

Other than that, when I install a fresh linux (usually Xubuntu) I use

sudo apt purge libreoffice*

and then install OpenOffice.

Rory

>
> Hopefully someone else has some input on this as my intent is just to ease
> installation for anyone doing what I did twenty minutes ago.
>
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Kenneth Mcfarland <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hello OpenOffice Team
> >
> > Nice work! I kicked LibreOffice to the curb today after seeing the twitter
> > posting. It's great to be back and use Apache being a contributor to other
> > projects.
> >
> > Anyways, there is one small thing that could make peoples lives easier.
> > Here is my use case:
> >
> > I run Ubuntu 16.04 which comes with Libre, a lot of other people who are
> > thrifty or love linux could be in my situation. The install notes that the
> > path /usr/bin/soffice needs to be removed but this is *not* enough. Even
> > after removing it, there will be errors during installation the generic
> > "error /usr/bin/soffice libreoffice blah blah error".
> >
> > One needs to sudo apt-get -f remove libreoffice-common or the install will
> > fail. I know, I just finished. Here is the ubuntu board I found during my
> > search. First reply.
> >
> > https://askubuntu.com/questions/382041/dpkg-error-
> > processing-openoffice4-0-debian-menus-4-0-9714-all-deb
> >
> > It would simply be nice if the en_US installation directory contained a
> > file called INSTALL that concisely pointed this out as I did read the
> > readmes both of them. The HTML version does a lot better job pointing this
> > out, but is still insufficient as described above.
> >
> > I would be happy to do the work of correcting this if nobody else can.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Kenneth McFarland
> >
> >


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Re: Install Notes

Kay Schenk-2
In reply to this post by Damjan Jovanovic
Maybe these? :)
https://twitter.com/ApacheOO

On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 9:37 PM, Damjan Jovanovic <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Welcome to AOO.
> What Twitter posting?
>
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM, Kenneth Mcfarland <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hello OpenOffice Team
> >
> > Nice work! I kicked LibreOffice to the curb today after seeing the
> twitter
> > posting. It's great to be back and use Apache being a contributor to
> other
> > projects.
> >
> > Anyways, there is one small thing that could make peoples lives easier.
> > Here is my use case:
> >
> > I run Ubuntu 16.04 which comes with Libre, a lot of other people who are
> > thrifty or love linux could be in my situation. The install notes that
> the
> > path /usr/bin/soffice needs to be removed but this is *not* enough. Even
> > after removing it, there will be errors during installation the generic
> > "error /usr/bin/soffice libreoffice blah blah error".
> >
> > One needs to sudo apt-get -f remove libreoffice-common or the install
> will
> > fail. I know, I just finished. Here is the ubuntu board I found during my
> > search. First reply.
> >
> > https://askubuntu.com/questions/382041/dpkg-error-
> > processing-openoffice4-0-debian-menus-4-0-9714-all-deb
> >
> > It would simply be nice if the en_US installation directory contained a
> > file called INSTALL that concisely pointed this out as I did read the
> > readmes both of them. The HTML version does a lot better job pointing
> this
> > out, but is still insufficient as described above.
> >
> > I would be happy to do the work of correcting this if nobody else can.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Kenneth McFarland
> >
>



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