[Hardy]How do I downgrade Openoffice2.4 back to 2.3.1

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Apr 26 20:59:14 UTC 2008

On 04/25/2008 11:48 PM, John Toliver wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 13:27 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> However, I suspect that the problem you are having is that (U)OOo
>> isn't
>> completely installed.
> Correct.  I had to completely remove all of 2.4 and then reinstall it.it
> finally worked and then choked on a database I wrote in 2.3.1.  As of
> yet now work around so I still ended up having to downgrade.  Here is
> the launchpad link for an explanation of everything I did:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/30811
> basically restored my gutsy sources.list file and manually forced
> install all the packages that make up 2.3.1.  I have no idea what kind
> of havoc I'm in for but for the time being the system is holding steady
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/93546/comments/31
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/93546/comments/32
>> Open Synaptic & search on openoffice.org. Make sure that you have
>> these
>> installed:
>> openoffice.org-base
>> openoffice.org-java-common
> I verified those each time and they were installed and it still gave me
> a hard time.  I later discovered that it had something to do with
> my .openoffice.org2 profile in my ~/ directory.  When I used the fresh
> profile created with the install it opened the database.  However when I
> opened it with the old profile I had from 2.3 (I have a lot of settings
> I'd rather not have to recreate) it gave me problems and claimed Java
> was either broken, or not installed.
> At any rate thanks for your help noOp

Found the bug:


Sounds like this needs to be nominated as a showstopper for OOo 2.4.1
and 3.0. I'll bring it up on the OOo releases & dba list and see what I
can do.  You should file an (U)OOo launchpad bug report and refer the
the OOo 87709 upstream, that way Chris Cheney is aware of it.

If you are concerned about the forced (U)2.3.1, you can put (U)2.4 back
and then install standard OOo2.3.1 using the instructions on the link I
provided. I have one machine that has (U)2.4.0, OOo2.3.1, OOo3.0Beta,
and StarOffice 8/9 running. I can even bring up all at the same time for
comparison when needed.


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