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rayboston
October 22nd, 2008, 04:37 PM
Hi,

How do I install Open Office 3 so that it replaces Open Office 2.4 in my menus and as the program that gets launched when I double click on an open office document?

I can't find a .deb file for it, or a reference in Synaptic.

Thanks!
Ray

PS. I have downloaded it, and run the setup. But this installed it in /tools/opt and I don't think that I've done it right.

Ctrl+Alt+Del
October 22nd, 2008, 04:40 PM
no you did right, it is supposed to go in /opt

rayboston
October 22nd, 2008, 05:50 PM
Hi,

OK. I can reinstall then and tell it to put it into / and it will go into /opt.

But will that get it into the menus and register it with the .odt extension?

Thanks!

Ray

DJ_Peng
October 22nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
OpenOffice.org 3 won't replace your current installation of OpenOffice.org 2.4, but Tombuntu (http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/10/14/install-openofficeorg-30-in-ubuntu-804-and-810/) has steps to replace 2.4.

rayboston
October 22nd, 2008, 05:57 PM
Hmmm..

I decided to run ./setup with sudo and now I'm getting an error.

It is complaining that openoffice.org3 must be installed to fulfill a dependency for open office. But I see an openoffice.org3 directory.

Am I doing something wrong?

Ray

PS It is now trying to install in /opt with no problem. The sudo took care of that.

rayboston
October 22nd, 2008, 06:00 PM
Aha! Thanks. The Tombunto site showed me the error of my ways. I had downloaded the RPM version.

jmcgovern
October 22nd, 2008, 06:22 PM
If you want 3.0 to completely replace 2.4, you'll have to use the 2.4 uninstall command listed on Tombuntu to completely remove 2.4 before installing 3.0. Id recommend using Tom's terminal command instead of trying to do it through some other terminal command or through synaptic, since Tom's oommand gets every part of 2.4 off. If there's any part of 2.4 left on the system when you try to install 3.0, you'll end up with broken packages and updating may break.

DJ_Peng
October 22nd, 2008, 06:30 PM
I have to agree with the Terminal uninstall. I went through Synaptic a while back trying to figure out why the heck 3.0's Calc wouldn't run. Tombuntu's a site I make a point of having in my RSS feeds just because he's always got such great info.

NewJack
October 22nd, 2008, 07:31 PM
Not trying to hijack here, but....

Is Tombuntu's installation directions the best so far? I have come across many sites that all slightly differ from each other on the install process. I honestly just didn't feel like following the first "HowTo" I came across and then have to figure out what went wrong later.

Thanks!

Teamgeist
October 22nd, 2008, 07:36 PM
Not trying to hijack here, but....

Is Tombuntu's installation directions the best so far?

From what I've read about installing OO.o 3.0 in Hardy YES!

For Intrepid the PPA from calc might be better.

Fass
October 22nd, 2008, 07:39 PM
For Intrepid the PPA from calc might be better.

For those who are running Intrepid, in order to use them, add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:


#Calc's Open Office PPA
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main

Then just run the update manager and upgrade to Open Office 3 (or, you know, do your command line magic with apt-get/aptitude or whathaveyou).

Edit: Though it may seem that the PPA has a Hardy version as well, if I am browsing correctly. (http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu/dists/) In which case just replace "intrepid" with "hardy" in the above lines.

jbg7474
October 22nd, 2008, 07:51 PM
For those who are running Intrepid, in order to use them, add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:


#Calc's Open Office PPA
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main

Then just run the update manager and upgrade to Open Office 3 (or, you know, do your command line magic with apt-get/aptitude or whathaveyou).

Edit: Though it may seem that the PPA has a Hardy version as well, if I am browsing correctly. (http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu/dists/) In which case just replace "intrepid" with "hardy" in the above lines.

Doesn't seem to work with hardy--updating doesn't indicate any packages available for upgrade. Also, the package sizes are much different than the ones in intrepid (too small). My guess: these are placeholders for a future available upgrade for hardy.

Fass
October 22nd, 2008, 07:53 PM
Doesn't seem to work with hardy--updating doesn't indicate any packages available for upgrade. Also, the package sizes are much different than the ones in intrepid (too small). My guess: these are placeholders for a future available upgrade for hardy.

Thanks for trying anyway, I would have checked myself, but I don't have a Hardy install left.

DJ_Peng
October 22nd, 2008, 08:54 PM
For those who are running Intrepid, in order to use them, add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:


#Calc's Open Office PPA
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid mainThen just run the update manager and upgrade to Open Office 3 (or, you know, do your command line magic with apt-get/aptitude or whathaveyou).

Edit: Though it may seem that the PPA has a Hardy version as well, if I am browsing correctly. (http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu/dists/) In which case just replace "intrepid" with "hardy" in the above lines.
Actually if you look at the list of packages on the PPA page (https://launchpad.net/%7Eopenoffice-pkgs/+archive) it only says "Intrepid" under Series, which means there's only packages for 8.10. And then there's the info at the very top of the page:

PPA for OpenOffice.org Scribblers

URL: http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu

OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 - INTREPID ONLYThose last two words should have been a tell: There's no packages for Hardy in that PPA at all. Sorry.

NewJack
October 23rd, 2008, 04:45 AM
From what I've read about installing OO.o 3.0 in Hardy YES!

Thanks again! Just installed using the Tombuntu instructions and all went flawlessly.