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Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:49 pm
by jacklang
I installed Openoffice.org on my Pi

( sudo apt-get install openoffice.org )

Works fine, although slow to load from the sd card

However shows the Raspberry pi can be used for a low cost general computer, or even to teach conventional ICT.

Here it is showing one of my powerpoints:


Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:53 pm
by liz
Jack has the best day-job job title of anybody in the Foundation.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:18 pm
by itsonlyme
Thanks for that command line, Jack.  Getting openoffice is my first job on my pi now I have it working. But first a cup of tea, and then a few domestic chores.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:31 pm
by Helpme1986
very interesting, im hoping to use one of many of my Pi's to connect to a old projector (i hope it as a RCA Video port!) to display adverts on a slide show, just need to figure out how to get it to auto launch when the Pi gets power (should be pretty easy I guess)

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:46 pm
by lewmur
jacklang said:


I installed Openoffice.org on my Pi

( sudo apt-get install openoffice.org )

Works fine, although slow to load from the sd card

However shows the Raspberry pi can be used for a low cost general computer, or even to teach conventional ICT.

Here it is showing one of my powerpoints:





You might want to try Abiword.  It is much, much "lighter" than Openoffice so a better fit for resource challenged devices.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:34 pm
by TonyD
Jack, what size sd-card did you use?

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:42 pm
by mahjongg
Just amazing, but I agree that for most things Abiword would be a better choice, but still just the fact that it works makes me grin!

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:02 pm
by jacklang
4GB Sandisk c4

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:37 pm
by TonyD
Do you have to re-partition the SD card once you installed the Linux image?

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:46 pm
by jamesh
No. If using the 4GB image, it fills up the card. If using a larger SD card than image, then you can create new partitions at the end of the image very easily - I do that for swap partitions etc.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:08 pm
by spurious
Amazing stuff...

How much memory is in use when you have this presentation open?

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:17 am
by Dave.Khuon
Hi Jack,

I need your help.  What does your /etc/apt/sources.list look like.

My sources.list came as:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free

# Nokia Qt5 development

deb http://archive.qmh-project.org.....pi/debian/ unstable main

I typed in LXTerminal:  sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

I got a bunch of errors:

ERR http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debia.....ueeze/main openoffice.org-style-galaxy all 1:3.2.1-11+squeeze4

Temporary failure resolving http://ftp.uk.debian.org

ERR http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debia.....ueeze/main uno-libs3 armel 1.6.1+00o3.2.1-11+squeeze4

Temporary failure resolving http://ftp.uk.debian.org

...

I am in the US.  I even changed both http://ftp.uk -> http://ftp.us   It got worse.  Please help.  Thanks.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:44 am
by grumpyoldgit
Someone else has made that very point in another post about problems resolving  http://ftp.uk.debian.org .

I installed OpenOffice and everything installed fine with no errors. Perhaps you could have another go to see whether the problem still exists.

I am in the UK.

It doesn't look to me that you are having problems with the download itself, If your Pi can't resolve the name of a site it seems more of a DNS issue.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:51 am
by nick.mccloud
http://ftp.uk.debian.org  wasn't resolving very well last night at around 4:45am but it got there in the end.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:13 pm
by ron3000001
Thanks for the info!

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:47 pm
by SFCAirborne
I installed openoffice.org on my Pi running Debain Wheezy no problems, did a update of it last night still no problems.
But I'm unable to get openoffice installed on my Pi. Running the newest Raspbian wheezy I also get the following error messages below. Is there something I need to do differently? Thanks!

root@raspberrypi:~# sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
openoffice.org : Depends: libreoffice but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:34 am
by itimpi
I believe that problems have been encountered in building these for Raspbian which is why they are not (yet) available. You either have to wait until the build problems have been resolved or use an alternative.

Re: Openoffice productivity tools on RPi

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:03 am
by AndrewS