[xubuntu-users] Newbie problems with OpenOffice and Xubuntu 8.04

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Thu May 29 11:48:45 UTC 2008


On 5/28/08, Jeffrey B. Layton <laytonjb at charter.net> wrote:
>
> John Levin wrote:
> > Jeffrey B. Layton wrote:
> >> Afternoon all,
> >>
> >> I'm new to Xubuntu but I've been using Linux, for a long time :)
> >> But unfortunately, I've got some newbie type questions :)
> >>
> >> I'm trying to install OpenOffice 2.4.0 but I'm running into
> >> some problems. I googled around a bit and it seems like the
> >> recommended installation method is to use alien to convert
> >> the Openoffice .tar.gz or the individual rpm's to .deb format.
> >
> > The standard way is to install apps is via the Synaptic package
> > manager; on Xubuntu it's in the applications menu under system. Open
> > Office 2.4 is there.
>
>
> Thanks! I managed to get it installed (thanks Daniel). After I ran
> apt-get update, the Synaptic Manager showed it. Prior to that I
> couldn't find it. Is the refresh button in the manager the way to
> update the package listings?


Wel, it's "Reload", actually, but yeah ;-)

(Applications->System->Add/Remove... does it automatically I believe)

Thanks!
>
> Jeff
>

-- 
Vincent
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