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Upgrade to OpenOffice.org 3 on Ubuntu 8.10 October 31, 2008

Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
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The brand-new Ubuntu has OpenOffice 2.4 in its repositories. In case you prefer to use the more recent OpenOffice.org 3, you can upgrade with these steps.

Get OOo 3 from here.

Remove the older version:

$ sudo apt-get remove openoffice.org-core

Go to the directory where the OOo install file was downloaded and uncompress the archive:

$ tar xvzf OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz

$ cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS

Install the files:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

$ cd desktop-integration

$ sudo dpkg -i *

That’s it.


1. napalmique - December 3, 2008

I think you missed a “cd”, you need to cd to OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS

2. claudio - December 3, 2008

Thanks, I corrected the post.

3. Malcolm - January 24, 2009

Golly. I’ve tried a few sites for upgrading–updating my software sources, trying this, and a couple of other hacks–and none of them work. I guess I’ll wait until the next version of Ubuntu comes out. Drat.

4. Edgar Aguilar - April 8, 2009

@Malcolm: dude, it’s sad how easily you give up.. you’re right.. for people like you it’s better to wait.

5. obi - June 8, 2009

thanks alot dude, its work for me with some change to the version : OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379 with ubuntu 8.10

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