How do I install a program that I downloaded

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Nov 5 17:21:36 UTC 2008

On 11/05/2008 05:54 AM, markfpyles wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> I have downloaded a new version of open office to my desktop and I tried to
> open synaptic to see if I could install it and it doesn't recognize it on my
> desktop and won't install it. Is there a way that I can install the download
> or is there a way in which I can get synaptic to look on my desktop and
> actually see the file and install it? Thanks.
> I am running Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Inspiron laptop.
> Mark
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[Adding, Removing and Updating Applications]
  Adding and Removing Software
[Installing/uninstalling .deb files]

Previous versions of (OOo) required that you took special
steps to install in parallel
OOo version 3.0 does not require this, you only need to install the .deb
files - _do not_ uninstall your existing (U)OOo. Here are detailed
instructions on how to install the standard OOo 3.0:

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