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Old 10-08-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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Hello everybody,

I am a user of OpenOffice on Ubuntu.
Recently I had upgrade my openoffice from 3.1.0 to 3.1.1. This version is under development.
But, due to some problem, Now I want to come back to the previous version.
Please help me on this. How to downgrade the version from development to stable version.

Old 10-08-2009, 11:19 AM   #2
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apt-get remove
apt-get install

the repositories should not have the 3.1.1 vs and should allow you to reinstall 3.1.0 again.
Old 10-08-2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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Are we talking manual install or Synaptic?

Do you mean 3.1 by "stable"? Or 3.0.x? The latter's in the Ubuntu repositories for 9.04...

If you installed/upgraded through repositories/backports or whatever, use Synaptic to remove your current version of OO.o (but not "completely" (no --purge) to keep your settings) and to install another one that's in the repos.

Anyway, if you use 3.1.x in Ubuntu, I guess you upgraded/installed manually (not through the repositories, but by downloading and installing directly from OO.o). If this is the case, simply remove OO.o but not through package management - either there's some kind of routine/tool to uninstall, or you have to remove it by hand. But I'm pretty sure you'll find a simple way to uninstall when you poke around the folders OO.o created on installation (try whereis openoffice to locate them). Then reinstall the Ubuntu version or, for the matter, whatever version you'd like. If asked if you want to keep settings and/or data, say yes, obviously.

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Ileb: I'm not sure if the install was done via apt-get/Synaptic...

Old 10-08-2009, 12:25 PM   #5
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3.1.1 is less stable than 3.1.0? How? 3.1.1 is a bugfix release, not a development release.


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