I'm trying to install OpenOffice on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit.
I uninstalled LibreOffice per the command line
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-core
I originally downloaded the
Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz, unzipped it on the Desktop and manually went through, double clicking on every *.deb package and letting the software center install it. This did not work. There was no item in the menu for OpenOffice and there was nothing when I did a search.
I then tried to install the DEBs from the command line:
cd en-US/ cd DEBS/ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
This did not work either
I then tried another removal of LibreOffice just to be sure:
sudo apt-get purge libreoffice
And still there was nothing in the menu even when searching. A command line command of "soffice" only yielded:
/usr/bin/soffice: 175: exec: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/oosplash: not found
I then tried:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openoffice sudo apt-get install libxrandr2:i386 libxinerama1:i386 sudo chmod a+rx /opt/openoffice4/share/uno_packages/cache
Still received the same results as before.
I then tried the following:
cd desktop-integration/ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Still, same results as above.
I then downloaded the newest JRE 64 bit and unpacked/installed in the
sudo tar zxvf jre-8u111-linux-x64.tar.gz
And I still don't have a working OpenOffice.
Is this a wild goose chase? Does OpenOffice simply not work on Ubuntu 16.04?