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Linux install

Glenn Little
I am trying to install Open Office on a laptop running Linux Mint.
I get to the point of installing the desktop-integration.
During the install, I get an error message "trying to overwrite
'/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package libreoffice-common
1:6.4.2-0ubuntu3"

I have followed the instructions to remove soffice from /usr/bin.
When I check /usr/bin, soffice is no longer there, implying that I had
successfully removed it.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
Glenn


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Re: Linux install

Rory O'Farrell
On Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:58:45 -0400
Glenn Little <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I am trying to install Open Office on a laptop running Linux Mint.
> I get to the point of installing the desktop-integration.
> During the install, I get an error message "trying to overwrite
> '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package libreoffice-common
> 1:6.4.2-0ubuntu3"
>
> I have followed the instructions to remove soffice from /usr/bin.
> When I check /usr/bin, soffice is no longer there, implying that I had
> successfully removed it.
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> Thanks
> Glenn

In a terminal type

sudo apt purge libreoffice*

then try your install again.

Do not omit the trailing * in the terminal command.

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Re: Linux install

Andrea Vt
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Did you install it as privileged user?
I think that you had not the right to write to /usr/bin ...

Am 13.07.2020 um 19:58 schrieb Glenn Little:

> I am trying to install Open Office on a laptop running Linux Mint.
> I get to the point of installing the desktop-integration.
> During the install, I get an error message "trying to overwrite
> '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package libreoffice-common
> 1:6.4.2-0ubuntu3"
>
> I have followed the instructions to remove soffice from /usr/bin.
> When I check /usr/bin, soffice is no longer there, implying that I had
> successfully removed it.
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> Thanks
> Glenn
>
>


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Re: Linux install

Glenn Little WB4UIV
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A friend pointed me here:
https://itsfoss.com/install-openoffice-ubuntu-linux/

This solved my problem.

Thanks for the help
Glenn

On 7/13/2020 1:58 PM, Glenn Little wrote:

> I am trying to install Open Office on a laptop running Linux Mint.
> I get to the point of installing the desktop-integration.
> During the install, I get an error message "trying to overwrite
> '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package libreoffice-common
> 1:6.4.2-0ubuntu3"
>
> I have followed the instructions to remove soffice from /usr/bin.
> When I check /usr/bin, soffice is no longer there, implying that I had
> successfully removed it.
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> Thanks
> Glenn
>
>

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