[Wlug] problem upgrading openoffice.org to version 3.0

E Johnson iris.gates at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 10:19:31 EST 2009

I'm also running Hardy on Dell laptop. My laptop is Dell 1525n, that came
with Ubuntu Gutsy --but lately running Hardy.

I first added the line
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
to my /etc/apt/sources.list --and saved it correctly, then updated the
sources list (apt-get update --I think that should have worked!!).

But Synaptic did not indicate an update or new version of Openoffice was
available. Maybe that was because it was looking at what the
already-installed version of Openoffice might need, which was apparently

I then followed James' directions exactly (the directions in the tutorial
--but using the correct URL that he gave for Hardy), which worked perfectly.
Then after letting the Update manager install the recommended updates, I now
have Openoffice 3.0 installed here.

I did not test Openoffice 3.0 in the laptop except to open it in the word
processor mode and look at it a little bit, but it appears to be functional
that far, anyway. It seemed to open quickly and smoothly.

Good luck with it, Andrew, & thanks guys.

Liz J

2009/1/28 Andy Stewart <andystewart at comcast.net>

> Hash: SHA1
> James Gray wrote:
> > This should do the trick for Open Office 3 in 8.04 (code named Hardy
> Haron):
> >
> > deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
> >
> > Do you know how to add this repository in synaptic?  Otherwise you can
> > look here:
> >
> >
> http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-0-in-Ubuntu-8-10-96449.shtml
> >
> > *HOWEVER* in this example the deb line is for a different release then
> > what you have so you need to use the line I provided above instead.
> >
> > Good luck and let us know how it goes,
> >
> > ~James
> HI Andrew,
> I'm not sure if it was clear, but the line that James suggested in his
> response needs to be added to the /etc/apt/sources.list file, if I'm not
> mistaken.  You are telling the Ubuntu packaging system (apt) where to
> find the OpenOffice software package.  There's probably a way to add
> this repository via the GUI as well.
> After you edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file, you need to update your
> package lists, and then if all works correctly, you should be able to
> install Open Office 3.mumble.
> Let us know how it goes, and then we'll know which blanks to fill in to
> help you further.  Good luck!
> Later,
> Andy
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