Talk:Apache OpenOffice

From ArchWiki
(Redirected from
Jump to: navigation, search

Installation Source

What about the section of installing 1.1.4? As of March 2008, it isn't available in the repositories anymore. Which means that section is absolete. - User:SS2

I've got a problem with this. Nothing happens when I run /opt/openoffice/setup or soffice, no matter if root or user. I also moved my .openoffice folder (old home Folder from Gentoo). Any ideas? There's also no output on the terminal.

sure, you installed it correctly? perhaps remove and install it again :) user:Hellwoofa

trying this at the moment. he's fetching 2.0 now. Nice. -- 14:12, 8 November 2005 (EST)

working now. thanks -- 14:53, 8 November 2005 (EST)

I just edited the "Set OOo environment variable" part. I wanted to emphasize the possibility to configure the look globaly by using a file in /etc/profile.d/, because this is probably what most people are looking for. I use openbox, and first followed the "Environment variable scripts" section, which is not very useful when using a filemanager to open a file, because this way, it would not set the environment variable. So i made a new section "Configure globally" and rearanged all the information in the section. I'm pretty happy with it, but english is not my first language, so please have a quick look for spelling and style --Argh 15:46, 18 October 2008 (EDT)


I installed openoffice-base 3.2.1 and couldn't connect to hsqldb. I needed to install hsqldb-java to fix that. Maybe it could be worth mentioning it (as optional dep)? -- LMolr 12:19, 11 June 2010 (CEST)

???? it's already in the optdeps section!

go-openoffice language packs

$  sudo pacman -S openoffice-nn
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...
:: openoffice-base and go-openoffice are in conflict. Remove go-openoffice? [y/N] 

Shouldn't it be possible to use eg openoffice-nn with go-openoffice instead of openoffice-base?

Everting is possible. But right now the release packages of OOo and go-oo use different installation paths. It could probably be done by symlinks. Patches welcome.

Removing content duplicated from LibreOffice article

From this discussion, it seems like it would be a good idea to remove all content from that is duplicated in LibreOffice and to leave only information specific to in the article. -- Jstjohn 16:38, 2 December 2011 (EST)

[I'm moving here the discussion linked above (originally in ArchWiki:Reports) -- Kynikos 08:07, 3 December 2011 (EST)]
Due to the similarities of and LibreOffice, and that LibreOffice is now the officially supplied office suite, and that LibreOffice has widely replaced in general, and that nothing really important links to the page, is there any reason to keep the page around? I guess it could be useful for people who insist on using it via the AUR, but it just seems like a waste having to duplicate and maintain content between both pages. Perhaps a better solution would be to remove all of the duplicated content in, instruct the users to see the LibreOffice article, and to only include information specific to in the OOo article. Thoughts? -- Jstjohn 16:23, 1 December 2011 (EST)
I'm against removing it, since, as you've said, OOo is still in the AUR; what's more in that case we should probably redirect to LibreOffice, and that may be even more confusing. IMO your second solution (removing duplicated content) is the best one, you may add a proper request in -- Kynikos 05:50, 2 December 2011 (EST)
As such, I added a section on the talk page. -- Jstjohn 16:39, 2 December 2011 (EST)