[ubuntu-uk] OpenOffice 3.0 repositories for Hardy

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Oct 21 14:29:53 BST 2008

Chris Coulson wrote:
> 2008/10/21 Robert Dorrian <r.m.dorrian at ncl.ac.uk 
> <mailto:r.m.dorrian at ncl.ac.uk>>
>     The backports guys may be worth a try. They aim to include newer
>     versions of software then the main repository.
>     But if you are going to Intrepid anyway, it's probably less hassle
>     just to wait, as Intrepid will include OO.o 3.
> Intrepid won't include OO.o.3, but there is a PPA containing packages 
> [1]. There is no point requesting a backport at the moment, as there are 
> no official packages to backport. It is very likely that OO.o.3 will 
> appear in Jaunty very early on. Once this has happened, it may be a good 
> candidate for backporting to Intrepid (and perhaps Hardy) [2].
> Regards
> Chris Coulson
> [1] - https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive
> [2] - 
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports#How%20to%20request%20new%20packages

Ahh I see.  I did find a ppa repository for Hardy which had OpenOffice 3 
packages in.  I added it to the sources.list but it was ignored when I 
ran an apt-get update!

Looks like I'll have to either stick with 2.4 or manually install the 


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