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enine 12-03-2013 10:15 PM

LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice co-exist?
Is it possible to have LibroOffice and Apache OpenOffice on the same system? I noticed the formatting of a couple of my documents was off when I view them on my phone with viewers based off the Apache fork so I tried installing it by using rpm2tgz and it works but seems to have killed LibreOffice in the process. I get nothing trying to launch Libreoffice even from command line.

Anyone know why fonts are different between the two, why would they not use the same system fonts and therefore be the same size?

John VV 12-03-2013 11:31 PM


I noticed the formatting of a couple of my documents was off when I view them on my phone
on a phone i would expect formatting to be off

but they could

i would not install using LO's rpm AND using OO's rpm ( or deb )
but use the zip for one of them

the rpm for LibreOffice installs to /opt/libreoffice4.0/

enine 12-04-2013 06:27 AM

The formatting was off in Apache Openoffice as well, seems have the same fonts as Libreoffice.
I used AlienBOB's packages for LibreOffice so it was in /usr/lib and then used the RPM's for Apache so it installed in /opt/openoffice.

I had to remove Apache to get Libre to start. I had shared a couple of my documents and thought about submitting my templates and was going to check them in both but the fonts are off enough that the formatting is messed up so I was going to see whats common in both.

vdemuth 12-04-2013 12:44 PM

Actually this is pretty easy. Libreoffice can be called from /usr/bin/libreoffice, while Ooo can be called from /usr/bin/soffice when both are installed. Having said that, there will be some issues anyway with compatibilty between the 2, especially when it comes to fonts so YMMV.

enine 12-04-2013 01:48 PM

But after installing apache to /opt and then trying to open Libre from /usr/bin/libreoffice nothing happens, it never opens, thats what I'm trying to figure out.

slackass 12-05-2013 07:34 AM

I ran across this in the sbo for LO

NOTE2: To keep LibreOffice installed concurrently with OpenOffice, run the
included "" script saved in the documentation
directory of this package to patch the .desktop menu files.

enine 12-05-2013 07:43 AM

Is there a trick to the order, do you have to install Apache before Libre? I had Libre installed first and installed Apache afterward.

The KDE desktop menu's weren't a problem, I was browsing to /opt or /usr/lib and trying to run any of the soffice bins there.

rm%rf 12-05-2013 11:27 AM


I had libre installed first then open, ran the script and all works ok.

What version of OO are you running, 4.1 is available for doze but only 3.3 for nix.

Libre lacks quite a few features in the db side ;-(

enine 12-05-2013 05:26 PM

Libre is 4.1.3 and Apache is 4.1

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