Problems installing Openoffice 3.0

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Thu Nov 6 13:12:04 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:02 PM, Mark <markfpyles at> wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> I uninstalled the version of openoffice that came with 8.04 and am trying to
> innstall OpenOffice 3.0 and have followed the instructions outlined at
> to
> the letter and have ran into the following problem. Can anyone look at the
> error message below and help me figure out what I did wrong?  I am using
> Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Inspiron Laptop. Thanks.
> Mark
> mark at mark:~/Desktop$ ls
> OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz  synaptic.desktop
> OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358
> mark at mark:~/Desktop$ cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/
> mark at mark:~/Desktop/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
> dpkg: error processing *.deb (--install):
> cannot access archive: No such file or directory
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> *.deb
> mark at mark:~/Desktop/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358$

I believe that error means there aren't any .deb files in that
directory. The most likely causes would be that either the download
didn't finish properly OR you somehow created that directory without
unzipping the tar.gz files that go in it. First, look in the
/Desktop/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/ directory and see
whether there are ANY files in it -- you should see the same files
listed on the Terminal when you ran the tar xvfz command on the tar.gz
archive. You can try the tar xvfz command again, and if that doesn't
work, delete the files you have and try downloading again.

good luck!

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