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From Josef Latt <>
Subject Re: Problem installing alongside libreoffice in linux mint 15
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:58:16 GMT
Try this:

BTW, found it with google.


Am 04.09.2013 09:24, schrieb simon brown:
> Hi
> 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.
> regards
> Simon
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