LibreOffice and OpenOffice could be installed side to side. Unfortunaly, this is not possible (or at least, not OOTB) LibreOffice uses the same executable of OpenOffice.
I have LibreOffice installed first, and then I tried to install OpenOffice. But when I tried to install the OpenOffice's menus, the package manager gives an error because of the conflict.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Install LibreOffice.
2. Install OpenOffice base packages.
3. Try to install OpenOffice executable files (menus). The following error will appear:
rpm -Uvih openoffice4.0-freedesktop-menus-4.0-9702.noarch.rpm
Preparing... ################################# [100%]
file /usr/bin/soffice from install of openoffice4.0-freedesktop-menus-4.0-9702.noarch conflicts with file from package libreoffice-188.8.131.52-1.1.x86_64
There is no problem to install both 4.0.5 and 4.1.x LibreOffice versions (generic Linux versions from TDF) side by side. Both have the same executable name, so I conclude that the problem is on the OpenOffice side. Please file a bug report on the AOO bugtracker against AOO.
Best regards. JBF
(In reply to comment #1)
> There is no problem to install both 4.0.5 and 4.1.x LibreOffice versions
> (generic Linux versions from TDF) side by side. Both have the same
> executable name, so I conclude that the problem is on the OpenOffice side.
> Please file a bug report on the AOO bugtracker against AOO.
> Best regards. JBF
OK, you are right. I can install LibreOffice generic version from TDF and OpenOffice from Apache side to side, they don't use the same executable. The problem is in openSUSE. Reported.