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Installing SoftMaker Office on 64-bit Linux systems

SoftMaker Office also runs flawlessly on 64-bit Linux systems. Please review the following instructions.

 

A) Debian-based 64-bit systems with Multiarch (e.g. Debian 7 or higher, Ubuntu 13 or higher)

Modern 64-bit systems that are based on Debian support the Multiarch architecture that lets you run 32-bit applications directly. Please proceed as follows:

  1. Download the 32-bit .deb package of SoftMaker Office. The package has been made multiarch-compatible on December 5, 2013. If you downloaded it before this date, please retrieve it again from the same download address.

  2. Log in as root.

  3. Open a shell or terminal window and enter these commands:
     

    dpkg --add-architecture i386

    apt-get update

    dpkg -i softmaker-office-2012_XXX-01_i386.deb

    apt-get install -f

     

Replace XXX with the revision number of the installation package that you downloaded (for example, 679).

After this, SoftMaker Office is ready for use.

 

B) Debian-based 64-bit systems without Multiarch (e.g. older versions of Ubuntu or Debian)

Instead of downloading the normal .deb package, download the .deb package for 64-bit systems. Start the installation by double-clicking on the package.

The required 32-bit libraries ia32-libs will be installed automatically by your system's package manager, in case they are not already present.

Note: If you use the command-line tool dpkg instead of the regular package manager, the dependency on ia32-libs will not be resolved automatically. You need to run the command line apt-get install -f after the installation to install the 32 bit libraries.

 

C) .rpm-based 64-bit systems (e.g. OpenSuse, Red Hat, or Fedora)

Instead of downloading the normal .rpm package, download the .rpm package for 64-bit systems. Start the installation by double-clicking on the package.

The required 32-bit libraries will be installed automatically during the installation process, in case they are not already present.

If the installation fails with an error message like "Wrong system architecture" or "Missing libraries", you first have to install the 32-bit libraries manually using your system's package manager. The exact names of these libraries differ with each distribution. To find out which libraries you need, perform an internet search for the name of your Linux distribution and the search term "32-bit libraries".

 

D) Other 64 bit Linux systems: Using the .tgz-based installer

Unpack and install SoftMaker Office, as described below. The .tgz-based installer does not resolve dependencies on its own. This means that you have to install the 32 bit libraries of your system manually. The exact names of these libraries differ with each distribution. To find out which libraries you need, perform an internet search for the name of your Linux distribution and the search term "32-bit libraries".

 

Installing and uninstalling SoftMaker Office from a terminal

You can install and uninstall SoftMaker Office also from a terminal. Depending on the type of installation package, use the following commands for this:

 

.deb package for 32-bit operating systems

Install

   

dpkg -i softmaker-office-2012_XXX-01_i386.deb

Uninstall

dpkg -r softmaker-office-2012

List all packages installed

dpkg --get-selections

List only packages from SoftMaker

dpkg --get-selections | grep softmaker

Replace XXX with the revision number of the installation package that you downloaded (for example, 679).

 

.deb package for 64-bit operating systems

Install

   

dpkg -i softmaker-office-2012_XXX-01_amd64.deb

Resolve dependencies after the installation

apt-get install -f

Uninstall

dpkg -r softmaker-office-2012

List all installed packages

dpkg --get-selections

List only packages from SoftMaker

dpkg --get-selections | grep softmaker

Replace XXX with the revision number of the installation package that you downloaded (for example, 679).

 

.rpm package for 32-bit operating systems

Install

   

rpm -ivh softmaker-office-2012-XXX.i386.rpm

Uninstall

rpm -e softmaker-office-2012-XXX

List all installed packages

rpm -qa

List only packages from SoftMaker

rpm -qa | grep softmaker

Replace XXX with the revision number of the installation package that you downloaded (for example, 679).

In case you want to uninstall, but don't know the revision number, run the command rpm -qa | grep softmaker to display it.

 

.rpm package for 64-bit operating systems

Install

   

rpm -ivh softmaker-office-2012-XXX.x86_64.rpm

Uninstall

rpm -e softmaker-office-2012-XXX

List all installed packages

rpm -qa

List only packages from SoftMaker

rpm -qa | grep softmaker

Replace XXX with the revision number of the installation package that you downloaded (for example, 679).

In case you want to uninstall, but don't know the revision number, run the command rpm -qa | grep softmaker to display it.

 

.tgz package for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems

Install

   

tar xvzf softmaker-office-2012-XXX.tgz
./installsmoffice

Uninstall

uninstallsmoffice12

Replace XXX with the revision number of the installation package that you downloaded (for example, 679).

 

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