Open Office and / or Libre Office

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Thu Dec 8 18:26:02 UTC 2011

2011/12/8 LinuxIsOne <reallife at>:
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:14 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> You asked earlier how to install LibreOffice on 10.04.
> Okay I try for it.

Or you could follow these rough steps, which should work:
Go to and go to their download section. I
guess there is a download button or something.
Then, if I recall correctly, you can select language and things like
that and finally you should select DEB and 32 or 64 bits, depending on
your system.
Download the appropriate files, in my case it was three of them, since
I needed some language things.

The files are archives, which you can easily extract in Nautilus by
right clicking and select ”Extract here”.
Now open a terminal and navigate to the new folder that you just
created. In there, there is a DEBS folder. Go there and type:
dpkg -i *deb

This will install all the deb files for you.
Also in that folder, there is another folder, I am not quite sure
about its exact name right now, but there is only one so go there. In
there, there is only one deb file, so you can just type:
dpkg -i *

Oh… and don't forget that you need to be root, or use sudo (like ”sudo
dpkg -i *” in the last case).
If you already entered te command without sudo, you can use the ”last
command operator” so you don't have to enter the command again,
something like this:
You enter: dpkg -i *deb
Terminal says something like: You need to be root, blah blah blah…
You enter: sudo !!
Terminal replies: sudo dpkg -i *deb
// Things are happenin…

If you downloaded language related things, the procedure is almost the
same as described above,m except that there are only deb-files in the
DEBS folder, that is no folders inside the DEBS folder.

This was a rough description and you need to have at least touched a
terminal a couple of times to be able to follow it… If you never used
a terminal before in your life, I'll fill you in (or someone else
maybe beat me to it) with the missing details in this case.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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