Does anyone know when Openoffice 3 will be available in Ubuntu Repositories?
sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Thu Oct 16 01:17:31 UTC 2008
Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On *Wed, 10/15/08, Steven Davies-Morris
> /<sdavmor at systemstheory.net>/* wrote:
> From: Steven Davies-Morris <sdavmor at systemstheory.net>
> Subject: Re: Does anyone know when Openoffice 3 will be available in
> Ubuntu Repositories?
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 4:58 PM
> NoOp wrote:
> > On 10/02/2008 02:00 PM, John Toliver wrote:
> >> I wasn't sure about whether I should download the .deb files or
> >> whether it would become available on the most recently reported
> >> release date of 10/7/08.
> >> Thanks,
> > OOoRC4 is due out
> middle of Oct. With any luck that will become
> > OOo3.0. When you will see those in Ubuntu repositories is unknown
> > as Ubuntu uses the Novell/ximian/go-ooo builds instead of the
> > OpenOffice.org builds. But I wouldn't guess that you will see
> > OOo(U)3.0 in Hardy as it's an LTS. You probably will only see it in
> > Intrepid - but hopefully I'm wrong.
> > If you'd like to give OOoRC3 a spin the debs are available here:
> > http://download.openoffice.org/680/?intcmp=1461
> > You can install that side-by-side to your Ubuntu OOo without either
> > affecting the other. The OOo3RC3 will install into your /opt
> > directory and the program files will be located in
> > /opt/openoffice.org3/program. OOoRC3 will create a separate
> > ~/.openoffice.org/3/user folder so it does not interfere with your
> > existing ~/.openoffice.org2/user folder.
> > I recommend that
> you join the OOo users list (via gmane nntp is
> > recommended as sometimes it's a very high volume list):
> > http://www.openoffice.org/mail_list.html
> I'm going to plead homersimpsondoofus here...how the hell do I install
> OO v3? I downloaded the archive and uncompressed it. I took a stab at
> it from there with Gdebi but don't appear to be getting anywhere.
> I even tried running the update as a shell but that just tells me that
> it's skipping all the deselected packages. How did you get it
> installed? Minds wishing to move beyond caveman grunting wish to know! :-)
> You don't give any error information so even an expert would have difficulty
> suggesting a fix.
> However, are you trying to install an i386 version on a 64 bit OS.
No, it's the 64 bit version on AMD64.
> If so, you need to use a --force-all --force-architecture <pkg name>
> following sudo dpkg -i. You may need to do some additional things after
> the install which I don't
> know about; not an expert. I just came across
> thse options while installing a Brother printer. Besides making a good
> printer, they have excellent Linux and Ubuntu support.
> Someone else will have to tell you if you need to do more after installing
> OO.o but the above should allow you to install it. Good luck.
I was specifically interested in what NooP did to install on his box.
But if I poke around the Ubuntu forums long enough I'm sure I'll
figure it out.
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