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the ig
November 14th, 2008, 08:09 PM
yep - downloaded it 3 days ago.
went into recent documents but was notified 'file does not exist'.
could it be my version of ubuntu too old?
i don't even know how to find my basic system specifications to work that out!
or, some shield needs to be deactivated?
sorry, really basic stuff - just got this computer passed on by friend and am completely at sea!
thanks,
l.

wolfen69
November 14th, 2008, 08:12 PM
did you download the .deb version? if not, go here (http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US) and download the linux deb version. then just double click to install.

canadianwriterman
November 14th, 2008, 08:27 PM
If you downloaded the .deb version from the OpenOffice website, it creates a folder containing a directory called "RPMS." You will need to convert those RPMS to .deb files and then install them. If you've already done this, but just can't find the file that runs OpenOffice, you'll find it in the directory called "opt" in a folder for OOo 3.0. Run the file called "soffice."

the ig
November 14th, 2008, 08:57 PM
ok - so downloaded the deb file from the page suggested by wolfen69. however,
it didn't automatically install when i double clicked it. it just broke down into it's component folders.
neither could i see a file called RMPS, where would this be?
best,
l.

shifty_powers
November 14th, 2008, 09:03 PM
If you downloaded the .deb version from the OpenOffice website, it creates a folder containing a directory called "RPMS." You will need to convert those RPMS to .deb files and then install them. If you've already done this, but just can't find the file that runs OpenOffice, you'll find it in the directory called "opt" in a folder for OOo 3.0. Run the file called "soffice."

sorry but no you don't need to do any conversion.........


just uninstall all oo2.4 components in synaptic.

download the archive file, and extract it to the desktop. (right click and extract here, assuming you have downloaded to desktop)


sudo dpkg --install --recursive ./DEBS

(assuming you have 8.10)

LowSky
November 14th, 2008, 09:04 PM
i hope these instructions make sense

http://tnerd.com/2008/10/26/open-office-3-install-open-office-3-on-ubuntu-in-4-easy-steps/

shifty_powers
November 14th, 2008, 09:13 PM
if you uninstall oo2.4 completely first, then wehn you install oo3 it will create all the launchers for you...

shifty_powers
November 14th, 2008, 09:18 PM
http://openoffice.bouncer.osuosl.org/?product=OpenOffice.org&os=linuxinteldeb&lang=en-US&version=3.0.0

is the link for the ubuntu installers btw.

then just follow my instructions in above...

cliffm
November 15th, 2008, 06:40 AM
hope this is the place to ask?
I am having the same problem with OOo3
I have followed shifty_powers steps.
un-installed OOo2.4 using synaptic package manager
down loaded OOo3 from http://openoffice.bouncer.osuosl.org...&version=3.0.0
to my desktop
in terminal ran sudo dpkg --install --recursive ./DEBS
password
dpkg: find for --recursive returned unhandled error -1
i am using Ubuntu 8.04

shifty_powers
November 15th, 2008, 12:12 PM
heh. yep, that why i wrote i was assuming that the op was using 8.10, which treats the desktop differently. You need to download to desktop then,


cd ~/Desktop

then


sudo dpkg --install --recursive ./DEBS

cliffm
November 15th, 2008, 03:35 PM
heh. yep, that why i wrote i was assuming that the op was using 8.10, which treats the desktop differently. You need to download to desktop then,


cd ~/Desktop

then


sudo dpkg --install --recursive ./DEBS


still no joy. this is the result

cliffm@cliffm-desktop:~$ cd ~/Desktop
cliffm@cliffm-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg --install --recursive ./DEBS
find: ./DEBS: No such file or directory
dpkg: find for --recursive returned unhandled error -1
cliffm@cliffm-desktop:~/Desktop$ ls
EPSON Scan.desktop Photo Impression 6.desktop
OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358
cliffm@cliffm-desktop:~/Desktop$

Guess i'll wait for the next release
Thanks shifty_powers
Cliffm

shifty_powers
November 15th, 2008, 03:37 PM
well the other way is to go into the folder in nautilus and just double click on each deb to install it... annoying but it should work

edit:


cd ~/Desktop/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358

and


sudo dpkg --install --recursive ./DEBS

should also work D:

ugm6hr
November 15th, 2008, 11:29 PM
I would recommend just following the advice given here:
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/10/14/install-openofficeorg-30-in-ubuntu-804-and-810/

It works fine if you follow it step by step.

Remember to download the correct .deb (32 vs 64-bit) tar package (and extract it).