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November 14th, 2008, 04:31 AM
I just went through the rather long process of upgrading to 8.10. No problems. I want to upgrade open office to 3.0. I downloaded the ...tar.gz file. However, I do not know how to install it. I opened it up and upacked it, but then what?

I am hoping there is some "command-line" code that I can enter to install it. The exact name of the file is: 00o-3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJre-en-US.tar.gz

Thanks very much.:confused:

November 14th, 2008, 04:38 AM
The easiest way to upgrade open office in 8.10 is to follow this guide:


It worked perfectly for me.

If yr really set on doing it with the command line, you first need to uncompress the file with:

tar xvfz filename.tar.gz

Then manually install with:

sudo make install

Just a caveat: you have a much better shot at actually getting it installed by following the guide above. Manual installs tend to get a little sticky because they don't automatically resolve dependencies and such for you. Srsly, just use the guide.

November 14th, 2008, 04:41 AM
If you selected the tar.gz.deb package, just right click on it and select Extract Here...

Make sure the extracted folder is in the extracted directory, move it there.

Open a terminal and type: cd /home/YourUserName/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS

Then type: sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once it completes, type: cd desktop-integration && sudo dpkg -i openoffice.org3.0-debian-menus_3.0-9354_all.deb

November 14th, 2008, 04:48 AM
There should be .debs available for open office 3.0. They will be much easier to install.

You can also add these sources and update using apt/update manager
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main

Here is a decent tutorial for it:

November 14th, 2008, 05:31 AM
+1 to Viranh's suggestion, that method will also keep it updated.

Otherwise the absolute easiest way to install 3.0 is to just download the .deb from this page:

double click the file when download is finished, and let the package manager do the rest.

November 14th, 2008, 05:37 AM
Thanks. I did as you said and it downloaded some upgrades and has just about finished installing them. You are right, it is easier. I worked in MS DOS for years. I love the simplicity of the command line, but this is easier. It just finished and is working fine! Thanks.