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    install OpenOffice in Mint 14 KDE --help, please

    Subject says about all of it. I have Googled for directions, but
    I don't seem to have GDEBI, for instance. I now have both the
    tar.gz download and the unpacked tar file, which becomes several directories and subdirectories with files in them. What do I do next?
    (I'm new to Mint and to the .deb system, but not to Linux. I'm
    not afraid of the command line, if that's what I need. But I sort of get the impression that Mint can do all of this automatically, if only I knew how to tell it to!)
    Thanx for your assistance--doug

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    OK, partly done, but no joy. Did a chmod 777 *.deb on the entire list of files, then did dpkg -i *.deb on that list. That seemed to work. Then cd to desktop-integration subdirectory, and proceeded as follows:
    linux1 desktop-integration # ls -la
    total 488
    drwxrwxr-x 2 doug doug 4096 Sep 20 13:01 .
    drwxrwxr-x 3 doug doug 4096 Sep 20 13:01 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 doug doug 486732 Sep 20 08:23 openoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0-9714_all.deb
    linux1 desktop-integration # chmod 777 openoffice*all.deb
    linux1 desktop-integration # dpkg -i openoffice*all.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package openoffice-debian-menus.
    (Reading database ... 171360 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking openoffice-debian-menus (from openoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0-9714_all.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing openoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0-9714_all.deb (--install):
    trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package libreoffice-common 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu4
    gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
    Processing triggers for menu ...
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
    Processing triggers for shared-mime-info ...
    Unknown media type in type 'all/all'
    Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu'
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    All openoffice programs appear as installed in Symantic, but the file finder cannot find any of them by the name synaptic says they are installed as. Neither do they appear on the system menu. (Installed OO for two reasons: 1. I think it's better than LO at the latest release version, and 2. The version I am installing is a couple of releases past the LO version that came with Mint.) So now what? I seem to be in Limbo, here.

    All assistance gratefully appreciated. --doug

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