Ubuntu: Openoffice 4 on ubuntu


How do I install the latest version of Apache openoffice on Ubuntu 13.10(kubuntu to be more precise) without uninstalling LibreOffice.

Yes I know LO is better for some reasons(I did my homework) but I want to install AOO for testing purposes.

Preferably with a regularly updated ppa.


You need to download a .tar.gz or .tgz version of LibreOffice or OpenOffice. Unzip or untar it, and copy that to /opt. Then open the folder and click on the executable to start the program. You can create a shortcut to your desktop. You can make this a normal link with proper icon if you want to.

The other application can be installed the normal way. You should use the /opt version for the least used. It won't be updated automatically.


I just conquered this same problem.

You must purge LibreOffice in order to use Apache OpenOffice. They just will not play together.

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*  

Next, download the archive of debs from the site: http://www.openoffice.org/download/

  cd Downloads    tar -xvf Apache*    cd en-US/DEBS/  

Install the software:

  sudo dpkg -i *deb  

Then the desktop integration:

  cd desktop-integration    sudo dpkg -i *deb  

Now you should have Apache OpenOffice in your standard LXDE/KDE/Gnome/Unity/etc launch menu

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