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Old 10-15-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
quazisaad
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want to uninstall openoffice 2.4.1 and install openoffice 3; using ubuntu 8.04


hi

i am really a baby rgd linux. i have searched the net but couldn't solve my problem. i am currently using ubuntu 8.04. i want to uninstall openoffice 2.4.1 and install openoffice 3. but it gives me the following error...

quazisaad@quazisaad-ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove openoffice.org-core
[sudo] password for quazisaad:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
language-support-writing-en: Depends: openoffice.org-hyphenation
E: Broken packages

pls help. thanks in advance.

regards

sAAd
 
Old 10-15-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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Do you have the synaptic package manager? It's a GUI program, and much easier to use for the day to day issues of adding and removing packages. Normally you'll want to start off by hitting the reload button, which is the same as the apt-get update command. After that, find the packages you want to add or delete, click the box, and apply. It does a good job of dealing with dependencies.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/1...u-804-and-810/
 
Old 10-15-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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thanks. but i hv already tried that and failed. that's why i used command line. maybe i'll have to wait for ubuntu 8.10... . anyways thanks again. if anyone have other suggestions pls help. i am eagerly waiting.

regards

sAAd
 
Old 10-15-2008, 01:20 PM   #5
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Read through the link that AuroraCA posted, it's pretty informative. Try what it suggests, and post your errors if any.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 01:37 PM   #6
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Ubuntu 8.10 will be released in about 2 weeks. That upgrade will undoubtedly include OpenOffice 3.0 in the Ubuntu repository. If you cannot get OpenOffice 3.0 installed using the link I posted you do not have long to wait for the official repository.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 02:18 PM   #7
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i like to thank u guys. i guess i'll wait for ubuntu 8.10. thanks again for the help.

sAAd
 
Old 10-22-2008, 02:18 PM   #8
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i like to thank u guys. i guess i'll wait for ubuntu 8.10.
sAAd
Nothing really helps finding a solution to a problem like running away from it.
 
Old 11-07-2008, 01:15 PM   #9
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Installing OpenOffice

Hi quazisaad,

As I am sure you know by now Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex was released without OpenOffice 3 so I am guessing you still want to install it. You could try this, it seems to have worked for me.

1. Open a terminal and log in as root, type: $ sudo su -
2. Enter password
3. Type: $ sudo apt-get --purge remove openoffice.org-core

Hopefully you should not get error messages.

4. Download OpenOffice 3 and extract it
5. In your terminal change directory to the DEBS folder in the extracted package
6. Type: $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
7. Once the terminal install is done you will need to create yourself a start menu entry.

Hope that this works for you.

Gavin
 
Old 11-07-2008, 06:12 PM   #10
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-T...10-96449.shtml

I hope that you get the above link, it should solve your problem.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 09:10 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by daniell View Post
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-T...10-96449.shtml

I hope that you get the above link, it should solve your problem.
Hi Daniell,

Excellent, a quick and easy way of upgrading one I will add to my collection of 'How To....' articles.

Gavin
 
  


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