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Old 04-15-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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Installing OpenOffice 3.0 on Ubuntu

Is there a good script I can use to install my Open Office 3.0 suit which I have downloaded as ISO, but can't install as yet? I have tried several script flops. Distro is Ubuntu 8.04. There's of course Ooffice 2.4 running which came pre-installed. Thanks.
Old 04-15-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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An ISO file is a CD image file. Basically such a download is used to burn your CD copy.

However, you don't have to burn one - you can mount the file as if it were a CD:

The procedure that follows was found at the following link:

Procedure to mount ISO images under Linux

1) You must login as a root user, if not root user then switch to root user using following command:
$ su -

2) Create the directory i.e. mount point:
# mkdir -p /mnt/disk

3) Use mount command as follows to mount iso file called disk1.iso:
# mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/disk

4) Change directory to list files stored inside an ISO image:
# cd /mnt/disk
# ls -l
More about loop device

A loop device is a pseudo-device that makes a file accessible as a block device. Loop devices are often used for CD ISO images and floppy disc images. Mounting a file containing a filesystem via such a loop mount makes the files within that filesystem accessible. They appear in the mount point directory using above commands.
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Just install the PPA into your repository list as in OpenOffice 3.0 will then appear in your package list...
Old 04-15-2009, 11:05 PM   #4
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Instead of the iso, why not download and install the deb file from them? Download it, open it up with file-roller, unpack into a directory, then, via the command line in a terminal, go into the directory and enter the command "dpkg -i *.deb" (I'm guessing there will be several deb files to install).

[later edit] Actually, on second thought, perhaps arochester's suggestion (previous post) is best.

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Or, wait two weeks then upgrade to jaunty...


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