your upgrade script:

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your upgrade script:

Post by sinistra » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:54 pm

hi, just downloaded your upgrade script and continually receive a permissions denied message on running as su # anywhere I put it.

I placed the script in my $PATH (in this case, /usr/local/sbin/ as there was nothing else in there)
but continue to receive the 'permission denied' error message

./ is no good and $PATH is no good for me

should this script go somewhere else?

oh yes, and thanks for the X64 Deb for Linux Office, a long wait but glad to see it at last

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Re: your upgrade script:

Post by KeithG » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:01 am

Hi sinistra

Have you made the script executable? You can do this from the command line by typing:

chmod u+x

in the same directory where the script is, or add the path to the file before, ie: chmod u+x /usr/local/sbin/

After doing the chmod command you can type and the script will run, provide the file is in your $PATH. If the file is not in your $PATH, then you use the ./ when you are in the same directory as the file.

I believe this script require administrator permissions, so you will need to add "sudo" before the filename: sudo ./

Hope this helps!


./ means looking in the current directory
chmod = used to change the permissions of files or directories
chmod u+x = change permission for the owner of the file to executable
sudo = run the command as root (system administrator)

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Re: your upgrade script:

Post by martin-k » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:19 pm

Yes, you need to make the script executable.

This is only necessary because you downloaded the script. There is no way to transfer such a flag via a download.

The script in the installation archives of the final version is of course executable by default.
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Re: your upgrade script:

Post by Dejan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Where can I download the script and instalation files for the 64-bit version?

Thanks in advanced!

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Re: your upgrade script:

Post by sven-l » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:26 am

All downloads for Office 2018 can be found on our website:

You can find the links for Office 2016 in the e-mail we sent you after the purchase (the e-mail that contains the license key).
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