whats the best way to upgrade openoffice in 7.04?

john lists.john at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 16:45:13 BST 2008

Strange but true. There doesn't appear to be a back port of
OpenOffice. I don't understand why perhaps someone else has an idea
about this?

I finally used this howto:


Which points out you must uninstall the older version completely
before attempting the upgrade and also makes clear you ought to apply
the integrations which makes things look better.

There isn't a README or INSTALL provided with the stock OO.deb AFAIKT.
 Lame, lame, lame.

Unfortunately in the end I wasn't able to upgrade because the new
install would have forced all 500 of my student users to click through
the licensing dialog again. I had this licked under 2.2 but I guess
the Sun folks moved some things around.

I'd love to see a master config file where you can specify defaults
for all users, and I understand that this may have been an OO feature
back in the early 1.x days. I assume that this was removed and it
annoys me. I spent hours tracking down files here and there and use
/etc/profile kludges to get kids drive paths, file format defaults,
etc right. I've seen this rant a lot of other places so I guess this
is one itch that isn't being scratched for some reason.

But it's still worth it to me to put up with broken/mis-engineered
Free software rather than the proprietary alternative. :-) </rant>


On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 9:21 PM, Asmo Koskinen <asmo.koskinen at arkki.info> wrote:
> Greg Reagle kirjoitti:
> > I recommend Ubuntu Backports.  See
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports.
> >
> >
>  There is no updated OpenOffice for 7.04?
>  http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty-backports/allpackages?format=txt.gz
>  Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.

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