Friday, May 8, 2009

Installing OpenOffice 3.1.0

Finally there is a need for me to actually install the latest version of OpenOffice.org. To do it first install the ppa by adding the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
And then you need to get the key for that ppa by running the command:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xd2bb86e0ebd0f0a43d4db3a760d11217247d1cff
After that a quick update to update the list of packages:

sudo apt-get update

And then I actually had to remove my old OpenOffice manually because it refused to upgrade it when I ran:

sudo apt-get upgrade

So to remove the old OpenOffice I did:

sudo apt-get remove --purge openoffice.org

And only after that I installed it again:

sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

Now it's ready to be tried out. Hope it all works.

p/s: Yeah. I'm still on Hardy. You should change that for you ppa if you are using intrepid or jaunty.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, worked for me...... And yeah, I'm still hanging on to 8.04 LTS

vic said...

Hi, do you have lpia version or normal version of hardy? I tried to do auto update (http://ubuntuforums.org/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=7250423) but have lot of problems. Does it support another languages or only English by default?

Abdullah Zainul Abidin said...

@vic: I had problems to do auto update too. That's the main reason I'm still on hardy. It's the computer at my office so I'm not too bothered about it, as long as I can my work done.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!
Still on Hardy too because I love kde3.5 and am so far not impressed with 4

Haiya ala Solah