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The Debian packages from this repository are the same as provided by the Apache Foundation on its web page [1]. This repository aims to provide a easier way for installation of the Apache OpenOffice (AOO) on Debian and derivatives desktops while it is not available on the official repositories, and make necessary adjustments (still at the beginning) so that it is according the Debian policy and DFSG. [1]http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html Since the packages from this repository are digitally signed, to perform the installation process you will need to add our public gnupg key to the APT keys database as follows, via terminal: $ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 90127F5B To install AOO on your computer, you need to add (or change from previous version "wheezy" to "testing") the following entry to the /etc/apt/sources.list file: deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/apacheoo-deb/debian testing main After that, install the core packages and language package according your language. e.g. for Brazilian Portuguese it is needed to type this on terminal: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openoffice-brand-pt-br openoffice-brand-writer openoffice-brand-calc openoffice-brand-impress openoffice-brand-base openoffice-brand-draw openoffice-brand-math openoffice-pyuno openoffice-ooofonts openoffice-ooolinguistic openoffice-debian-menus Thus the packages will be downloaded and installed on your computer. *NOTE: You can use any other manager to install packages, such as synaptic. If your desktop is GNOME, we also recommend installing the gnome-integration as follows: $ sudo apt-get install openoffice-gnome-integration To run the AOO from the terminal, just type the this: $ /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice Alternatively, if you have also LibreOffice installed, we recommend that you uninstall it, so there are no conflicts between applications, and add the directory of AOO executable to the PATH variable doing this: $ echo "export PATH=$PATH:/opt/openoffice4/program" >> ~/.bashrc $ . ~/.bashrc Then just type in terminal: $ soffice To upgrade a system that already has the AOO 4.1 installed, just type this: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y -t testing upgrade *Note: If during the update process you get a warning about the expiration of our public GnuPG key, don't worry, you just need to update the public key on your APT keys database typing this: $ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 90127F5B *Note: To upgrade a system that already has the AOO 4.0 installed, during the upgrade process you will notice the following error: ... Unpacking openoffice-core01 (4.1.2-3) over (4.0.1-5) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/openoffice-core01_4.1.2-3_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/opt/openoffice4/program/libnss3.so', which is also in package openoffice-core07 4.0.1-5 dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) ... To fix it, just run this command again: $ apt-get -y -t testing upgrade *NOTE: For while, it's impossible to upgrade an older version just using "apt-get dist-upgrade". Therefore, before installing the new version 4.1, it's highly recommended to uninstall the old version as follows: $ sudo apt-get autoremove --purge openoffice.org3-pt-br ooobasis3.4-pt-br-binfilter openoffice.org3-writer openoffice.org3-calc openoffice.org3-impress openoffice.org3-base openoffice.org3-draw openoffice.org3-math ooobasis3.4-pyuno ooobasis3.4-ooofonts ooobasis3.4-ooolinguistic openoffice.org-debian-menus After that, simply install the new version of AOO as explained earlier. Any questions, just contact us through our mailing list Apacheoo-deb-user <apacheoo-deb-user@NOSPAM@lists.sourceforge.net>.
Source: README, updated 2015-10-29