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Old 02-17-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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Help me to install openOffice


OK, so i'm on Kubuntu now and i have openOffice 2.4 installed and wanted to upgrade to openOffice 3. So i went to this site

http://download.openoffice.org/contr...ersion%3D3.0.1

and downloaded, then i extracted it on my desktop and wanted to install it.. Well i really don't get all this installation in linux thing..

So i extracted and got this..

http://xs136.xs.to/xs136/09083/snapshot1855.png

1. See the error? Why do i get this error?
2. How do i install it now?

Last edited by QueenZ; 02-17-2009 at 11:09 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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Use a package for your distro.

https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive/ppa
https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging...20repositories

That said, my guess is that you need unrar. See that RAR with Java? Yeah. You can confirm by opening that script in a text editor.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 12:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by QueenZ View Post
OK, so i'm on Kubuntu now and i have openOffice 2.4 installed and wanted to upgrade to openOffice 3. So i went to this site

http://download.openoffice.org/contr...ersion%3D3.0.1

and downloaded, then i extracted it on my desktop and wanted to install it.. Well i really don't get all this installation in linux thing..

So i extracted and got this..

http://xs136.xs.to/xs136/09083/snapshot1855.png

1. See the error? Why do i get this error?
2. How do i install it now?
Hi again QZ,
OK, there are two ways you gain go: You can search around the buntu repos and find the packages for OOo3 or.... you can do what you tried to do, go to the Openoffice site. You just picked the wrong file so no harm no foul.
Go to this link:
http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US
There you will see a table. The rows refer to the interface language and the one offering in English is English(US). The columns refer to the type of packages you want. Since you use Kubuntu, choose a "deb" column (either 32 or 64bit according to what Kubuntu you're using (32 or 64) and then click and download the package, ideally to /tmp
Open a terminal and navigate to /tmp and issue the following command (you don't have to be root to do this)
Code:
tar zxvf [name of tar.gz file you just downloaded]
tar will unpack the tarball and you will notice that a new directory has appeared under /tmp (called OOO something). cd into the new directory and do an ls (use that command once you're in the OOO folder). You will see a subdirectory called DEBS. Navigate into that directory. One of the debs has "gnome-integration" in its name. Since you use kde you won't need that and you can delete it. Once you've done that use sudo or become root and give this command:
Code:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
That will install all the debs. And voila! Your new openoffice has been installed in the /opt directory.
Have fun,
jdk
 
Old 02-18-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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ok it installed it in /opt directory but why? Why doesn't it show up in my start menu? If i choose openoffice from start menu it opens 2.4 but if i open it from /opt then it opens 3 ... weird..
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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Cool

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ok it installed it in /opt directory but why? Why doesn't it show up in my start menu? If i choose openoffice from start menu it opens 2.4 but if i open it from /opt then it opens 3 ... weird..
Give a try to install jre then , u can get latest version frm synaptic manager itself
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #7
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ok it installed it in /opt directory but why? Why doesn't it show up in my start menu? If i choose openoffice from start menu it opens 2.4 but if i open it from /opt then it opens 3 ... weird..
That's where debian puts executables that (1) aren't from its own packages (hence OPTional) and (2) aren't things that you have compiled yourself (they go in /usr/local/bin).

C'mon QZ. Editing a menu is a piece of cake; even a 25 year old can do it .
Right-click on the menu item and select "edit item". Replace the command that's there with
Code:
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -writer %U
(this is for the writer item but you can do the same thing for the other parts of the office suite).
Now that's not very hard, is it?
cheers,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 02-18-2009 at 10:29 AM.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:36 AM   #8
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That's where debian puts executables that (1) aren't from its own packages (hence OPTional) and (2) aren't things that you have compiled yourself (they go in /usr/local/bin).

C'mon QZ. Editing a menu is a piece of cake; even a 25 year old can do it .
Right-click on the menu item and select "edit item". Replace the command that's there with
Code:
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -writer %U
(this is for the writer item but you can do the same thing for the other parts of the office suite).
Now that's not very hard, is it?
cheers,
jdk
Thanks again! You always make things clear for me !
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:43 AM   #9
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http://tinyurl.com/aj5qhv

Worked fine for me.
 
  


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