OpenOffice 3.0 - currently broken

lanzen lanzenesi at
Sat Dec 13 14:27:35 GMT 2008

On Saturday 13 December 2008 13:24:38 Paul Kaplan wrote:

> This thread has gotten very difficult to follow because of its length

Certain thread here go to such length that the indenting goes out of the 
screen... LOL!

> Could someone please confirm:
> Updating to the current (13-Dec, 12:15GMT) ppa versions of OO 3.0 (from the
> prior 3.0 ppa version) on kubuntu 8.10, 32-bit still breaks OO?


> The problem seems to be with the package?


> Replacing the current version of with
> kde_3.0.0-5_i386 will fix the break? (at [possibly] until this package gets
> updated).

The current version being - 1:3.0.0-6ubuntu0intrepid1, the 
previous version will cure it in kubuntu (If I recall correctly it will have 
bugs in gnome). I'm not sure whether it's named 3.0.0-5, but it's the one that 
got withdrawn due to gnome incompatibilities.

> If this is not the case, could you please post complete instructions to
> fix.

Make sure you have - 1:3.0.0-6ubuntu0intrepid1
than follow the instructions at post #49 in

Copy & paste follows:

cd ~
sudo -v
[ ! -f /usr/bin/alien ] && sudo apt-get install alien
alien -t
( cd / ; sudo tar xvfz ~/ \
./usr/lib/openoffice/basis3.0/program/ \
./usr/lib/openoffice/basis3.0/program/ )


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