Saturday, January 3, 2009

Installing OpenOffice.org 3 in Ubuntu 8.10

OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 is bundled in Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) and will be installed together with the system when the later is installed into the harddisk.

You can upgrade your OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 in Ubuntu 8.10 to OpenOffice.org 3.0 by using the relevant Canonical Personal Package Archives (PPA) repository source in LaunchPad server.

To do so, open the Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu 8.10, pull down the Settings menu and select Repositories. Click on the Third-Party Software tab, after that click on the +Add... button. Key in the following APT line:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main

Then, click the +Add Source button. You will need to Reload the package information to update Synaptic Package Manager about the change.

Once this is done, you will be able to upgrade OpenOffice.org to 3.0 with the Update Manager.

If you want to revert back to OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 later, just uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.0 and its components, remove the above line from the Third-Party Software repository source, and reinstall OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 from the main source.

4 comments:

iampriteshdesai said... Reply To This Comment

Openoffice is good, but Microsoft Office 2007 is the best!
You can install MS Office 200 in Ubuntu too, without any hacking:
http://helpforlinux.blogspot.com/2008/12/install-microsoft-office-2007-in-ubuntu.html

Teoh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for your info regarding how to install/upgrade openoffice in ubuntu 8.10, especially for beginners.

By using the relevant Canonical Personal Package Archives (PPA) repository source in LaunchPad server, one can easily upgrade OpenOffice 2.4.1 in Ubuntu 8.10 to OpenOffice 3.0.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

both of the following commands might help with GPG errors:

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv 60D11217247D1CFF

gpg --export --armor 60D11217247D1CFF | sudo apt-key add -

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you may need to replace the actual key shown here, 60D11217247D1CFF, with the key that your apt-get complains about

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for info on GPG key.

If you find problem with Update Manager, try the commands above. It works!

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