Where is OpenOffice installed Linux?

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Where is OpenOffice installed Linux?

Postby robertsteven » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:29 am

 Edit: Split from After Installation on linux server - not working since yours is a separate question. 
Where is OpenOffice installed Linux?
OpenOffice 3.1 on Windows Vista
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Re: Where is OpenOffice installed Linux?

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:51 pm

Usually in /opt.
Why would you mind?
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Re: Where is OpenOffice installed Linux?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:16 pm

Often such a query suggests that in the installation, the user has omitted the final part, which is in the unpacked installation files to change to folder "desktop-integration" and once again run "sudo dpkg -i *.deb". This places links to the OpenOffice components in the Office entry on the menus.

On my Xubuntu 20.04.2 system the query "which openoffice4" replies "/usr/bin/openoffice4", which in turn points to "/opt/openoffice4/program/soffice"
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.9 on Xubuntu 20.04.2 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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Re: Where is OpenOffice installed Linux?

Postby Villeroy » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 pm

If you want to keep LibreOffice as primary office suite (having the file type associations) and OpenOffice as secondary suite, it is better to not install OpenOffice's desktop integration package and use a symlink or some other self made shortcut to /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice or soffice.bin. This opens the welcome screen. You can open files by dragging them into the welcome screenn or via File>Open...
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Re: Where is OpenOffice installed Linux?

Postby Bidouille » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:33 am

Linux is a generic word and derivated for many distros.

To install, you can set and use an (unofficial) repo here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/apache ... es/debian/
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