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tqprvn
May 27th, 2008, 04:46 AM
hi all

How do I go about upgrading to OO 2.4.0 on 7.10

Currently have the Ubuntu 2.3.0 installed, having some stability issues with Impress, so going to upgrade, but in Synaptic it only has 2.3.0.

Downloading 2.4.0 from Openoffice site now (the .deb version, right?)

Do I have to uninstall Ubuntu OO first then install?

Advice or suggestions wanted?

Matt

Bubba64
May 27th, 2008, 04:55 AM
hi all

How do I go about upgrading to OO 2.4.0 on 7.10

Currently have the Ubuntu 2.3.0 installed, having some stability issues with Impress, so going to upgrade, but in Synaptic it only has 2.3.0.

Downloading 2.4.0 from Openoffice site now (the .deb version, right?)

Do I have to uninstall Ubuntu OO first then install?

Advice or suggestions wanted?

Matt

There are posts in the history that answers this I don't have any saved.I would look on Google to for information I believe it is not a straight forward install but it can be done, you have the deb version so your half way there good luck. You could also just install Hardy it comes with it, and is a great improvement Open Office that is, I think Hardy is to. Here is a link I have sent others to and they had success.
http://www.stchman.com/install_oo.html

cdtech
May 27th, 2008, 05:22 AM
This has been discussed in this thread:
install a more recent version (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=398074)

Hope this points you in the right direction....

tqprvn
May 27th, 2008, 05:35 AM
wow. So tricky. Way the hell above my Ubuntu-level. Thanks for the lead though.

Why are the repositories only allowing me to go as far as 2.3.0 though - that is quite a few upgrades ago, right?

stchman
May 27th, 2008, 05:42 AM
hi all

How do I go about upgrading to OO 2.4.0 on 7.10

Currently have the Ubuntu 2.3.0 installed, having some stability issues with Impress, so going to upgrade, but in Synaptic it only has 2.3.0.

Downloading 2.4.0 from Openoffice site now (the .deb version, right?)

Do I have to uninstall Ubuntu OO first then install?

Advice or suggestions wanted?

Matt

I have a tutorial to do this.

http://www.stchman.com/install_oo.html

miesnerd
May 27th, 2008, 05:48 AM
wow. So tricky. Way the hell above my Ubuntu-level. Thanks for the lead though.

Why are the repositories only allowing me to go as far as 2.3.0 though - that is quite a few upgrades ago, right?

My guess would be because you're using 7.10.
By doing so, you dont have 8.04's repos enabled-- where I know 2.4.0 is located.
I dont recall having 2.4.0 before 8.04, so I think that's ubuntu's choice there.

tqprvn
May 27th, 2008, 06:23 AM
You could also just install Hardy it comes with it, and is a great improvement Open Office that is, I think Hardy is to. Here is a link I have sent others to and they had success.

hmm - one of my staff tried this, had all sorts of issues with her Thunderbird and Firefox. Was kind of a disaster for her actually.

That was on one of the first Hardy-days...have they got that sorted?


http://www.stchman.com/install_oo.html
thanks to you and stchman for this, but maybe I'll just go the Hardy route

Bubba64
May 27th, 2008, 06:34 AM
hmm - one of my staff tried this, had all sorts of issues with her Thunderbird and Firefox. Was kind of a disaster for her actually.

That was on one of the first Hardy-days...have they got that sorted?


thanks to you and stchman for this, but maybe I'll just go the Hardy route

I have had no problems with Hardy on my desktop, but on my laptop which has over 300 errors on the hard drive I have (freezing only) but I think it is the hardware. You could do a dual boot with Feisty and Hardy or use the desktop CD to try it out. People always advise to backup what you want to save no matter what. Did your friend have any 3rd party installs like Automatix, these have screwed up my upgrades in the past. Since your running Feisty now you will have to do a fresh install of Hardy no matter what. here are the 2 daily downloads.
if you have 384 ram or more this is ok
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
less than 384 I think the minimum is 256
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily/current/
The daily upgrades make it so you have the latest release and updates and are the quickest way to get going, they save the time of all the latest upgrades on the basic download, not daily.

tqprvn
May 27th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Since your running Feisty now

i am on 7.10 now - Gutsy - so can just do the straight install from Update Manager - as was my colleague.

Bubba64
May 27th, 2008, 06:50 AM
i am on 7.10 now - Gutsy - so can just do the straight install from Update Manager - as was my colleague.

Oh thats right 7.10 is gutsy. All my computers are ancient so I never have any problems with drivers, if I had a more up to date set up I would probably look to see if there is any compatibility issues, that seems to be one of the general reasons with problems. Good luck I hope it goes smooth for you.