Open Office and / or Libre Office

LinuxIsOne reallife at
Sat Dec 10 13:30:59 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at>wrote:

> The page you get to with that link look different for me than it does
> for you, since it depends on your system.
> First of all, if 32 bit, select Linux x86 (deb). I guess you did that
> already. Then select your language. IN my case it is Swedish, so I get
> these downloads:
> LibO_3.4.4_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz 145 MB
> LibO_3.4.4_Linux_x86_langpack-deb_sv.tar.gz 1.9 MB (sv - Svenska)
> LibO_3.4.4_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_sv.tar.gz 10 MB (sv - Svenska)
> I guess it will be similar for you, except a different language.
> Download all three of them. Put them somewhere easily available, let's
> say at ~/Desktop.
> Now, at your desktop, select all of them, right click, select ”Extract
> here…”
> Three new folders are created on your desktop.
> You can now remove the original archive files, those you just downloaded.

Okay I have downloaded and extracted the two files (since my language being
US_EN). The extracted two files are as follows:


Open a terminal.
> cd Desktop/Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US/DEBS

Okay, my case I run:

cd Desktop/LibO_3.4.4rc2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US

> (use the TAB key so you don't have to type all that manually)
> sudo dpkg -i *deb

Running this command yields errors:

linuxsafe at linuxsafe-desktop:~/Desktop/LibO_3.4.4rc2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US$
sudo dpkg -i *
[sudo] password for linuxsafe:
dpkg-split: error reading DEBS: Is a directory
dpkg: error processing DEBS (--install):
 subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
dpkg-split: error reading readmes: Is a directory
dpkg: error processing readmes (--install):
 subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
linuxsafe at linuxsafe-desktop

And I am returned back to the prompt!

So from now onwards, what I do?
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