OpenOffice update problem

Gryllida gryllida at
Thu Feb 25 01:57:11 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 4:16 AM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
>> Hallo Jim,
>> On 24/02/2010 16:20, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>> Running Ubuntu 9.1 and the OO 3.1 that came with it. Update manager just
>>> popped up with an update to OO.  It downloaded and started to install
>>> then stopped with a message that OO was running and must be shutdown to
>>> proceed. I didn't have OO running and looking at it's options
>>> Quickstarter is not checked.  Looking at running processes with the
>>> System Monitor I don't see any reference to OO or Quickstarter.
>>> It refuses to complete the update and says I have a broken package.  I
>>> used the Snynaptic Package Manager to fix the broken package but still
>>> can't finish the update because it thinks OO is running. What do I need
>>> to do to fix this?
>> As the version of OO.o supplied with Ubuntu is the Novell fork, go.oo,
>> it may be worth checking running processes for that variant. It's just a
>> guess, but that's where I would start if I used that version. Personally
>> I prefer the "vanilla" version from
>> Peter HB
> I found in System Monitor I was looking at "my processes". I changed
> that to all processes and found, soffice and
> soffice.bin.  I selected them and tried to kill them but they still seem
> to be running according to system monitor and update manager says they
> are still running and will not update OO.
> Regards,  Jim
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Maybe a reboot can help? Maybe they will not be running after a reboot?

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