Latest Open Office

James Tappin sjt at
Wed Jun 29 09:53:25 UTC 2005

On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 16:37:11 +0700
Chanchao <custom at> wrote:

C> Hello Justin,
C> Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 4:21:11 PM, you wrote:
C> JS> openoffice.org2 is in Universe.  I actually installed it today
C> JS> via synaptic, works fine.
C> JS> It calls itself version 1.9 {milestone}.
C> 1.9.79 actually. Which is a couple of months old I think.. (Though I
C> do remember that version on Windows and it ran fine.. I'd take it
C> over 1.1.3 anytime. Only that new Access-replacement database wasn't
C> really working yet, but the word processor, spread-sheet and drawing
C> program worked excellent.
C> So you can just install that version, that's probably the way to go.

I've tried that on both x86 and PPC machines and it segfaulted every
time I tried to open a native format file (as I recall I was able to
open OO 1.1.x files with it).

C> To install the latest beta release.. that's tricky. They only release
C> rpms, and I haven't been able to get those installed.
C> Would be nice if there were Ubuntu/Debian installer files available
C> for the latest releases?

There are debs available on precisely
what gets built for each milestone seems to vary, you may need to check
back one to two versions from the latest to find what you want. I have
had some success with these versions (x86 only) on Hoary. 


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