[xubuntu-users] Newbie problems with OpenOffice and Xubuntu 8.04
Jeffrey B. Layton
laytonjb at charter.net
Wed May 28 18:12:51 UTC 2008
I'm new to Xubuntu but I've been using Linux, for a long time :)
But unfortunately, I've got some newbie type questions :)
I'm trying to install OpenOffice 2.4.0 but I'm running into
some problems. I googled around a bit and it seems like the
recommended installation method is to use alien to convert
the Openoffice .tar.gz or the individual rpm's to .deb format.
I tried converting the whole .tar.gz with the following:
sudo dpkg -i <file>.deb
The installation seemed to go fine and it ended with the following:
Setting up ooo-2.4.0-linuxintel-install-wjre-en-us (1-2) ...
But I can't seem to find where it installed it :)
So my next step was to convert the individual .rpm files.
sudo alien --to-deb --scripts *.rpm
and I got the following error:
mkdir: cannot create directory 'openoffice.org-core04u-2.4.0': File exists
unable to mkdir opensoffice.org-core04u-2.4.0: at
/usr/shareperl5/Alien/Package.pm line 257, <GETPERMS> line 1581
Any ideas on what I'm screwing up? (I know it's probably my
lack of knowledge but I can't seem to figure it out). Any suggestions
on how to install OpenOffice for Xubuntu?
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