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Old 08-08-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
nowUfunny2
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Question Authentication for OpenOffice.org 3.1


I'm trying to install OO.o 3.1 on a Ubuntu 8.4 Thinkpad. I followed the instructions from a link I found here. I copied the urls into Third Party Software tab of the Origens del Software tool (Sorry...Spanish machine) Next I was to a "blank file" and paste code, save file, and open the file from Add Software button in Authentication Tab open that file.

So what the heck is a "blank file"? I tried pasting the code into a text editor but it doesn't show up under add authentications.

TIA
 
Old 08-09-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by nowUfunny2 View Post
I'm trying to install OO.o 3.1 on a Ubuntu 8.4 Thinkpad. I followed the instructions from a link I found here. I copied the urls into Third Party Software tab of the Origens del Software tool (Sorry...Spanish machine) Next I was to a "blank file" and paste code, save file, and open the file from Add Software button in Authentication Tab open that file.

So what the heck is a "blank file"? I tried pasting the code into a text editor but it doesn't show up under add authentications.

TIA
If you don't want to install Openoffice from the normal ubuntu packages then you can grab the installation file from the Openoffice.org site. I don't know where you got your copy of OOo3.1 but I've never heard of such a silly procedure. You just unpack the tarball and stick the created folded, probably called "openoffice.org3 in /opt. There is a Spanish language version (interface not just spell checking) here:
http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US
Just pick the Spanish version 32 or 64bit DEB column.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-09-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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OO.o 3.1

Thanx for the quick response. OO.o 3x is not available from the distro yet. they only have 2.4. Previously I did try the spanish language tar from the OO.org site, unpacked it on the desktop, and ended up with a deb package but i didn't know what to do with it. i'll download again and place the resulting deb package as you suggest.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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You should have a whole bunch of .debs in the DEBS folder. Ok it's quite easy:
1. Open a terminal and navigate to the DEBS folder.
2. type this is the terminal
Code:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
3. You will be prompted for a password; supply your own, not the root password.
4. Your Openoffice installation should be found in /opt/openoffice.org3.
You're all set and ready to go.
There are installation instructions on the openoffice site. You might want to have a look at them if you encouter any problems.
cheers,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 08-09-2009 at 11:46 AM.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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Smile OpenOffice 3.0 installed

Thanx again for your help but it just wouldn't work on my machine. I'm not sure why because all other command line entries work. With this one all i could get was file not found even whe i used cd command to navigate to the DEBS folder. I finally successfully installed 3.0 through the steps given at http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/05/...tu-jaunty.html

The de-install of the old version first is essential but you have to be careful, or have more experience than i have. The synaptic search for OOo 2.4 listed essential gnome files, some of which i accidentally de-installed, so i lost my gui but still had a terminal. So i used apt-get to reinstall gnome. One other thing i had to figure out was how to open an empty file to paste the code into so it would come up in the authorization panel. I finally got it to work in terminal by entering "pico" in terminal, pasted all of the given code, and saved it. Then I had to search for the file by creation time because I don't know where terminal saves pico files. But at the end of all this mess I got gnome back, updated, and Open Office 3.0 installed and can launch all of it through the applications menu! The experience taught me a lot about the power of terminal and the command line because when i lost the gui i thoght iŽd lost everything.
 
  


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