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Old 01-13-2015, 12:03 PM   #16
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OpenOffice is alive and well, and obtainable from Apache. In the course of testing Linux distros, I've installed both the deb and rpm packages with no problems. Personally I prefer OO, and, with millions of users (including those using Windows), I doubt if it's going to vanish.
 
Old 01-13-2015, 09:58 PM   #17
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How would one install OO with apt-get?

thanks,

EDIT: I see what's going on now Libreoffice is Openoffice just in a different package and is going to receive updates by the community. Why not just leave it as Openoffice?

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:11 AM   #18
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How would one install OO with apt-get?

thanks,

EDIT: I see what's going on now Libreoffice is Openoffice just in a different package and is going to receive updates by the community. Why not just leave it as Openoffice?
I am not an apt-get expert however I would guess you need to download a package from the website http://www.openoffice.org/download/ and then install (check the man page and the package downloaded)

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apt-get install openoffice
Probably worth pointing out that it is not "just in a different package" as LO has added plenty of features since the fork.

frankbell's post #2 goes some way to explaining the name change. Why not just leave its name as openoffice? I guess openoffice was still kicking around so they couldn't use that name
 
Old 01-14-2015, 12:33 AM   #19
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They stuffed a bunch of .debs in a tar.gz archive. After you extract them from the archive, you'll have to install them with dpkg and hope you have the dependencies installed.

Example:
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dpkg -i openoffice-base_4.1.1-6_amd64.deb
 
Old 01-14-2015, 11:50 AM   #20
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They stuffed a bunch of .debs in a tar.gz archive. After you extract them from the archive, you'll have to install them with dpkg and hope you have the dependencies installed.
They do explain it on their web site, if you look. And in the two distros I did it with, Mint and PCLinuxOS, there were no dependencies required.
 
Old 01-14-2015, 12:37 PM   #21
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They do explain it on their web site, if you look. And in the two distros I did it with, Mint and PCLinuxOS, there were no dependencies required.
I checked the dependencies of some of the packages, and they list that they depend on openoffice-core01_4.1.1-6_amd64.deb, which depends on openoffice-ure_4.1.1-6_amd64.deb, which itself, doesn't list dependencies. I was able to install it on a system without xorg with no complaint. Obviously, it doesn't run.

I guess they assume most people will already have the dependencies required to run it.
 
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I checked the dependencies of some of the packages, and they list that they depend on openoffice-core01_4.1.1-6_amd64.deb, which depends on openoffice-ure_4.1.1-6_amd64.deb, which itself, doesn't list dependencies.
Well, obviously some of the packages depend on other packages. What I meant was that it doesn't have dependencies outside what you download other than X, of course!
 
  


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