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Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:52 pm
by Boomer
Trying to install Open Office on a working SD with 32G running Raspian. Updated first using sudo apt-get update. Files all update. When I try to install Open Office I get an error message saying Open Office has an unmet dependency libreoffice which it says is not installable. Screen says "unable to correct problem, you have held broken packages."

Anyone have any ideas how I can fix this?

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:01 pm
by malakai
Don't know of a supported Office Program in ARM Linux builds sorry. I think wheezy has a type of office but it is generic takes a day to build and may be buggy. Search for Openoffice on the forum and you will see others searching for a solution.

I think what people are missing is this is basically a cell phone not many have full office suites on them those that do are proprietary pieces of software that they have developed and don't share. Sorry

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:46 pm
by jamesh
There is a build fault on OpenOffice/libreoffice on Arm HF I believe so not yet available for Wheezy. However, there are some viable alternatives - abiword (or maybe the kword) and gnumeric.

See here for more information on the build issue. http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 63#p172987

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:28 pm
by Boomer
Thanks folks. Someone should think about setting up some kind of "erratum" folder for the User Guide as it clearly says you can install Open Office on a Pi running Raspian. Glad to know it's not just me.

J.

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:28 pm
by lauray34
Open Office will work on the Raspberry Pi.
I got it working yesterday using the following:

1) Install the newest Raspbian (2012-09-18 Wheezy-Raspbian from downloads)
2) Install Synaptic Package Manager.
3) Install Open Office using Synaptic Package Manager.

It actually installs Libre Office even though I installed Open Office.

I needed this program for Open Office Impress, the presentation program.
It works perfectly, I was very impressed.

Good Luck
Ray Ward

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:19 am
by semtex
Confirmed Ray's solution worked perfectly. I too tried to install OOo some time ago but it failed. But installation via Synaptic works without any problems.

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:29 am
by bredman
Synaptic is just a pretty front-end for aptitude, it doesn't do anything magical.

If the installation succeeds with Synaptic, then it should succeed with the aptitude or apt-get commands.

If the problem has been fixed, it was fixed either in the operating system or in the OpenOffice package, it has nothing to do with Synaptic.

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:25 am
by dom
bredman wrote:Synaptic is just a pretty front-end for aptitude, it doesn't do anything magical.

If the installation succeeds with Synaptic, then it should succeed with the aptitude or apt-get commands.

If the problem has been fixed, it was fixed either in the operating system or in the OpenOffice package, it has nothing to do with Synaptic.
Correct. You can thank Plugwash who fixed the build in the raspbian repo about a week ago.