Installing Softmaker Office 2016 Ubuntu 16.04

Post here those questions, bug reports and suggestions for SoftMaker Office 2016 for Linux that do not fit in any of the application-specific subforums.

Moderator: SoftMaker Team

Post Reply
AButka
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:35 pm

Installing Softmaker Office 2016 Ubuntu 16.04

Post by AButka » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:45 pm

I bought Softmaker Office 2016 some time ago & could never get it installed under Fedora 23. Office 2012 Free, however, worked so I'm using that setup now with Fedora 24.

I recently set up a dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and want to try again to install the Office 2016 suite on this partition. Any hints or tips?

I'm trying to move from Windows to Linux, since I do not like their new versions, and seriously did not like MS attempts to 'upgrade' me from Windows 7 on my production machine. Since I use Softmaker Office 2016 on my Windows 7 desktop & portable, I want to stick with the same software on Linux.

Any help appreciated.

thanks

sven-l
SoftMaker Team
SoftMaker Team
Posts: 8000
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:26 am
Location: Nuremberg
Contact:

Re: Installing Softmaker Office 2016 Ubuntu 16.04

Post by sven-l » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:38 pm

Please make sure to use the install commands from our Tips & tricks page:
http://www.softmaker.com/en/tips-linux
Sven Leßmann
SoftMaker Software GmbH

AButka
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:35 pm

Re: Installing Softmaker Office 2016 Ubuntu 16.04

Post by AButka » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:10 pm

Thanks. The tips worked like a charm :-}

Tony Butka

niallb
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:19 pm

Re: Installing Softmaker Office 2016 Ubuntu 16.04

Post by niallb » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:29 pm

There is an error in your installation script which prevents creation of desktop shortcuts for users with a home directory in a different location to /home .
Instead of reading the user's home directory from passwd or with getpwent, the script takes the first word after /home and truncates it.

Given the example of a user bgates with home directory /home/Billionaires/bgates
the script attempts and fails to install the shortcuts in /home/Billionaires/ and never sees the real user directories.

The error is in the function beginning at line 157 in the current postinstall script for the softmaker-freeoffice-2016_758-01_i386.deb package.
The script attempts to install for every user on the system by looping through /home/*/$DesktopDir

It might be better to leave out this function during installation, and include a "create shortcuts" script for the first time run.

martin-k
SoftMaker Team
SoftMaker Team
Posts: 3025
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:57 pm
Location: Nürnberg, Germany
Contact:

Re: Installing Softmaker Office 2016 Ubuntu 16.04

Post by martin-k » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:31 pm

niallb, thank you. I will forward this information to the developers.
Martin Kotulla
SoftMaker Software GmbH

Post Reply

Return to “SoftMaker Office 2016 for Linux (General)”