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From simon brown <>
Subject Problem installing alongside libreoffice in linux mint 15
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:24:22 GMT

I am trying to install open office on a latest linux mint copy, 
alongside libreoffice.  The reason is that I have a libreoffice calc bug 
to do with .xlsx compatibility, and I want to see if your equivalent 
will get round this.

Unfortunately I cannot get it to install.  Your instructions refer 
obliquely to needing to resolve a soffice symlink, without including 
details on just how to do it.  I have now wasted nearly 2 hours trying 
to do this, and am now giving up.  All the packages install fine, except 
the desktop integration, which complains that there is a package 
conflict with /usr/bin/soffice which is also in the libreoffice package.

I think that the entry on the wiki about resolving it is patronising and 
smug, and highly annoying ("see your favourite reference for how to do 
this").  If there is a known issue then please state the full workaround 
in full detail.

What I find most surprising, perhaps, is that I can't find any 
instructions on how to run the components from the command line 
anywhere, or even details on just where the executables get put. This 
leaves me with nowhere to go if the desktop integration step fouls up, 
as it has.



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