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Old 06-17-2011, 09:01 PM   #31
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Try getting it from the source.

http://www.libreoffice.org/download

Go halfway down the page and specify the *.deb file.

Download the file, decompress it, and follow the instructions in the README to install it.

I had to replace the version Ubuntu installed upon the 11.04 upgrade (which replaced the version I already had installed) because the Ubuntu upgrade broke the spell check dictionary.
 
Old 06-18-2011, 05:49 AM   #32
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Please stick with one thread. In this case I merged your two threads.
 
Old 06-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #33
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I am using 10.4. I mentioned that quite some time ago. Open Office was originally installed, but I tried to do something, and it did'nt work, so I began reading about the package that came installed with 10.4. Most of the posters were dissatisfied with that version. I looked at a tutorial that suggested uninstalling the pre installed version, and trying Open Office 3.3. I was unable to do that. I read several posts on Libreoffice.
I've copied and pasted commands suggested by folks here, only to be told that I had not properly entered the command. i have answered questions, only to be told that I hadn't answered them.
I've tried everything suggested, but have not succeeded.
I understand the frustration of those who have tired to help. I've been pretty frustrated too...trying things and being told that I hadn't tried them...
I'm not giving up, but so far, I'm not getting anywhere..
I'm not trying to be impolite to those who have tried to help me. So far, try as I may, nothing seems to work.
Maybe I'll go to heaven...lol..but I'm not rushing to the pari mutual window with that proposition either.
 
Old 06-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rye37 View Post
I wish that was true,Craig..

this is the output I got, using that command

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libreoffice
libreoffice only exists in the newer versions of Ubuntu, those being natty and oneiric. Perhaps upgrading your system would help. Also, since the command-line doesn't seem to agree with you, try using synaptic to install it.

synpatic can be found in one of the drop-down menus at the top, I think. Here's a synaptic how-to. Good luck!

later edit...

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I am using 10.4.
As I mentioned above, libreoffice is only available in newer versions of Ubuntu. So, upgrading your system to natty should enable you to install it without a problem. There are some upgrading notes here: Maverick 10.10 to Natty 11.04

Note, to use the upgrade method described in the link above, you would first have to upgrade 10.4 to 10.10, and then subsequently upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04. So, first look at upgrading from 10.04 to Maverick 10.10, and then upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04.

Now my disclaimer: I'm a Debian user of Fluxbox, and don't use Ubuntu or gnome. So, some of my assumptions may be incorrect. But generally, I feel upgrading to the latest version (natty) will solve your problems with installing LibreOffice.

Last edited by mark_alfred; 06-18-2011 at 04:43 PM. Reason: I missed a step
 
Old 06-18-2011, 06:04 PM   #35
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sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
Solved
Thanks so much for your help folks...
I was getting "no such package" until a poster suggested the above command. It solved the problem.
I'm still going to be a pain in the butt, but it'll be a new pain..coming soon to a forum near you.
Thanks again
Rye
 
Old 06-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #36
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Installing Libreoffice..I'm almost there
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Open Office was originally installed, but I tried to do something, and it did'nt work, so I began reading about the package that came installed with 10.4. Most of the posters were dissatisfied with that version. I looked at a tutorial that suggested uninstalling the pre installed version, and trying Open Office 3.3. I was unable to do that. I read several posts on Libreoffice.
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sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
Solved
Thanks so much for your help folks...
I was getting "no such package" until a poster suggested the above command. It solved the problem.
Yes. Hmm, well, uh, that's great. Congratulations on solving that.
 
  


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