View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install OpenOffice 3 questions
February 13th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Here is my situation so far:
-I am using Ubuntu Intrepid.
-I uninstalled OOo 2.x and installed OOo 3.0 using the instructions on Tombuntu's blog (Here: http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/10/14/install-openofficeorg-30-in-ubuntu-804-and-810/).
-No problems with OOo 3 to date.
I would like to update to OOo 3.1 . Do I just grab the .deb from the OOo site and install over my existing OOo 3.0 or do I have to completely uninstall v 3.0 first? Or, can I put the OOo PPA in my sources.list, update and should OOo update it
February 13th, 2009, 09:52 PM
I have the exact same question. With my experience from upgrading from kde4.1 to kde4.2, i just had to add the new repository and I was prompted to upgrade by software manager. But since i installed it using tombuntu's guide i have no idea.
I think i will uninstall OOo 3.0 first.
February 13th, 2009, 09:54 PM
fr om my own experience with windows the answer is the same with linux; you have to the latest intallation files, using the updating feature in linux will simply download the latest DEB installation files
i personally like http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=68
but your link will do as well
edit- play it safe and remove your old version of openoffice before installing the new one
February 13th, 2009, 09:55 PM
If you use a repository, you are more likely to get updates.
Try the link here
February 13th, 2009, 10:07 PM
You can download the DEBS from www.openoffice.org (http://www.openoffice.org) extract the folder. Then use the following command:
cd /path/to/OOo3.1/folder/DEBSthen use the following command:
sudo dpkg -i *.debthen:
cd desk*then again:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
February 13th, 2009, 10:08 PM
I just downloaded from Sun and used the included update script.
February 13th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Thank you for the softpedia link. I will add that link tonight. If i add the link will ubuntu determine that i already have OOo 3 install and prompt me to upgrade or am i better off uninstalling it and using the repo to reinstall the newer version?
February 13th, 2009, 10:15 PM
The first paragraph in the link explains that it will be an upgrade.
February 13th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Sorry, the site is blocked at my job so i can't check the link until i get home.
February 14th, 2009, 05:17 AM
Thanks for the responses. It turns out that when I posted this, the update option wasn't working for some reason. I just decided to give another go at it and now it is updating.
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