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Chris Cardell

Installing 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” sources by default include 2.4 instead of the latest 3.0. This means that the update manager by default won’t update OpenOffice automatically. This tutorial explains how to uninstall your current version of OpenOffice and install the new version in all of about 2 minutes (excluding download time).

Step One – Download package

– Go to

– “I want to download”.

– Select “more platforms and languages” (notice the poor tool-tip spelling!). HomePage Download

– Select the deb package for your country and choose either Linux DEB or Linux DEB 64 depending on if you have a x86 or x64 system. Download Page

– Save to your home directory.

Step Two – Remove older version

– Open terminal and enter:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*

Step Three – Install 3.0

– Enter into terminal:

tar -zxvf OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz

– Wait until finished and then enter:

cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/

– Wait until finished and then enter:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

– Wait until finished and then enter:

cd desktop-integration

– Wait until finished and then enter:

sudo dpkg -i openoffice.org3.0-debian-menus_3.0-9354_all.deb

– You should now be able to run through the standard first time wizard.

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