Open Office removal... (amended)

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tenfoot
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Open Office removal... (amended)

Post by tenfoot »

I am using LMDE 201012 on a desktop.

Yesterday I installed the LibreOffice application and all modules are working properly.

My questions. Is it safe to remove all applications which relate to Open Office. Will an 'uninstall" from the mintmenu remove everything?

Comment on replies:

Thank you to all those who replied. As I am not short of disc space, I will not be uninstalling Open Office.
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Re: Open Office removal...

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There's probably no need to uninstall OpenOffice

If u don't want to see them,right click the Mint Menu,then edit menus,click office and just unclick the Open Office boxes.
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Re: Open Office removal...

Post by DarkRubySage »

I would say to use Synaptic to remove libreoffice, and then install openoffice.org. Or if you like to do things manually:

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apt search "libreoffice"
and find the libreoffice equivalent to "openoffice.org", then

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sudo apt purge *package* && apt clean; apt autoremove

Mintmenu's uninstall isn't a complete purge, and might leave traces of libreoffice behind, but you can always do the step/s above if it does that.
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Re: Open Office removal...

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Does the OP not want to remove OpenOffice ??
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Re: Open Office removal...

Post by dawgdoc »

An Excerpt from here This how-to is for debian based Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu (and variations) and Linux Mint.
OOo is well integrated into Ubuntu, and some important packages depend on it, such as hunspell, myspell, localization meta-packages, thesaurus, etc.

⇒ I don't recommend uninstalling OpenOffice.org!

Remove OpenOffice.org (and dependencies) at your own risk:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*

If you also want to remove OOo configuration files, use the purge switch:

sudo apt-get remove --purge openoffice*
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