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From Ashok Hariharan <>
Subject Re: how to install Apache OpenOffice 3.4 in headless server
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 17:41:04 GMT
See this page :

Its for installing OOo 2.4 on a headless server (i wrote that page for
installing OOo on a vps deployment )... but I think the instructions
remain the same for OOo 3.0


On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM, brian mullan <> wrote:
> The above lets you download an Ubuntu, Debian etc installation.
> However, at least for Ubuntu there seems to be a problem.
> I have a headless server.
> I've downloaded the Linux x86-64 DEB
> But that will only install onto a server with a Desktop unless I'm missing
> some information.
> Once downloaded I do the following:
> tar xvfz
> Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.0_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
> which extracts everything to an ./en-US directory the en-US directory
> contains several dozen .DEB files
> dpkg -i  <all the .deb files>
> that will emit errors concerning gui/desktop requirements so it appeared to
> me that those can only be installed on a server with a desktop and NOT on a
> headless machine.
> Maybe I missed some documentation but I know you can start openoffice in
> headless mode once its installed BUT in this case how can you install it on
> a headless machine in the first place?

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