Installing OpenOffice.org 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10.

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Installing OpenOffice.org 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10.

Postby iJohnE » Tue 17 Feb, 2009 4:28 pm

Ubuntu comes pre-installed with OpenOffice.org 2.6.
The latest version, according to, none other than, OpenOffice.org, is 3.0.
The latest version in the Repositories is 2.6.
Now, I can download a .deb file from the OO website, which is just a bunch of other .deb packages, that seem to, do well, nothing, because they rely on dependencies that are not there, and that I do not know how to get there.

So, my question is, does anyone know how to install OO 3.0 in Ubuntu?
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Postby iJohnE » Tue 17 Feb, 2009 9:54 pm

scouser73 from Ubuntu Forums wrote:Firstly, go to the OpenOffice website: http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US and download the Linux .deb file.

Once you have done that, extract the .deb file, OOo_3.0.1_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz then you'll see a file called OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379

You can remove the existing version of OpenOffice if you wish with this command: sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*

Copy and paste OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379 onto the desktop then open Terminal and paste this command: sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/DEBS/*.deb

Then paste this command: sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/DEBS/desktop-integration/openoffice.org3.0-debian-menus_3.0-9376_all.deb

Once you've done that you'll find OpenOffice 3.0.1 in Office


Followed his instructions, and I now have OpenOffice.org 3.0.1.
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Postby stoperror » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 1:45 pm

Sorry to reply to an old topic but I believe Ubuntu uses Go-OO.
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Postby iJohnE » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 2:09 pm

No. Ubuntu uses the regular OpenOffice.org as stated on their website, and as available in the repos and as available on the first install in the program manger.

Taken from Go-OO website:
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Ubuntu provides Go-OO in their repositories. To install it just type as root

# apt-get install openoffice.org


If you look on: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisub ... p/features

You'll see the regular OpenOffice as the office suite.
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Postby stoperror » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 4:43 pm

Linux.com says otherwise. Though, I must say for a few years they've been full of it. Musta been why Linux.com was bought by the Linux foundation.
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Postby iJohnE » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 4:55 pm

I don't know. I have seen it on the ubuntu forums that it's the regular OO. Not to mention the OO in the repos is 2.4.
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Postby stoperror » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 5:06 pm

You got OO.o to work. That's what matters, right?
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Postby iJohnE » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 6:20 pm

Yes, that is what matters. But it is also always interesting to learn new things.
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Postby stoperror » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 6:28 pm

I must say I'd have to agree.
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Postby iJohnE » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 6:55 pm

stoperror wrote:I must say I'd have to agree.


Yup. Anyway, I thought you'd like to know, that in a last stitch effort to ditch Windows, I threw away my re-install disc for Vista x64.
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Postby stoperror » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 7:14 pm

You still have a license for it, I'm sure?

So if worst comes to worst, you can ask your buddies for their Windows Vista install media.
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Postby iJohnE » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 7:29 pm

stoperror wrote:You still have a license for it, I'm sure?

So if worst comes to worst, you can ask your buddies for their Windows Vista install media.


I am also under warranty with Dell, and worst comes to worst, I call them, and they send me one.
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Postby stoperror » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 8:04 pm

But that includes "try me!" & "buy me!" software. When ever I get a machine from Dell or another OEM, I go and find my Windows [version] install CD.
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Postby iJohnE » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 8:24 pm

stoperror wrote:But that includes "try me!" & "buy me!" software. When ever I get a machine from Dell or another OEM, I go and find my Windows [version] install CD.


Not if you use the base installation of the operating system.
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