On 11/1/16 7:55 AM, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
On 10/31/2016 06:53 PM, gordon cooper wrote:
On 01/11/16 09:16, Robert Großkopf wrote:
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What I do is unpack the install files [I use .deb files] and place
them all in a temporary folder I call "lib". Nice and simple, I
have that folder in the "home" folder called "timothy".
This will give me "/home/timothy/lib" while using the file manager
package [on Mint] called "Caja".
Then I use the "Mate Terminal" [default command line for the MATE
This is my starting point for this laptop - yours will look
different since you will not have the same laptop and user name.
This is the default user folder for my laptop.
I type in "cd lib"
timothy@Gateway-NE56R12u:~$ cd lib
I get this folder shown
At this point I use this command to install all of the .deb files
from that folder. I tend to place both the language and help .deb
files - if needed - in a different folder like lib2.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
This will prompt me to five my superuser password. Then it will
start a "long" install process for all of the .deb files in the
folder. The RPM system would have some different names for the
commands I use for the DEB based Linux OS [ I use Ubuntu with Mate
So, if you have a folder off your home folder [or directory] with
the name of "lib" [home/timothy/lib], the command line is a very
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
After looking for this in the web I would make it the same way you
have described here. It's a little bit different to the tool, which is
delivered with OpenSuSE for system-managing with YAST, but it will
Don't know how to add a dircetory as repository in other sytems. But
with OpenSUSE it works well.
This installation method all looks overly complicated to me, and is one
of the reasons that I swapped over to MX-Linux where the system comes
as a package with installation instructions/prompts included. Plus the
that the User Manual can be read/downloaded beforehand.
[pardon me for issues in this text, since I have not slept much in the
I can find free ebooks for Ubuntu that have a lot of info about how to
install and run Ubuntu.
I keep the install commands in a "sticky note" on my laptop's display.
I've got a small text file called "Useful Linux commands", one of which
lets you access a Mac formatted HD.
Actually I have "heard", from one of the email lists I read, of someone
made a singles script to run that allows people to do all of the
commands needed to install LO with needed prompts for password and
yes/no. The only scripting I do is for the backups my internal 6.25 TB
of data files to USB external drives. I need 6+ "rsync" commands to do
the type of complex I need to make sure many of my folders have 4+
copies of many audio/video files and photo folders. This way I make
sure all my digital photos and videos taken/recorded since 2005. Same
with other files/content I want/need to keep. Many I cannot find online
For the other parts of this thread, I do not use a PPA for LibreOffice,
since I want to have the option to upgrade or downgrade LO when I want
to. I have used PPAs in the past and have a few as well. For the users
that do not install a PPA into the repository, most have instructions
how to install it.
I used OpenSUSE on a system that originally shipped with a paid version
ending with "SUSE". After a while it was switched to Ubuntu. I have
never heard anything about MX-Linux. I have used Ubuntu as my main OS
since 2009. I chose Linux for the free software that was getting too
expensive to buy what I needed for Windows XP and later Win7.
Mac OS X 10.11.6
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Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: How do I install the current Linux version · M Henri Day
Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: How do I install the current Linux version · Girvin Herr
Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: How do I install the current Linux version · Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster
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