How I did it;
First, remove all of the OOo2.4 packages via synaptic.
Then untar the OOo3.0 package. Make sure you got the DEB one not the
RPM one (which seems to be the default download if you're using Linux)
From a terminal, cd into the directory you just
unpacked and install
all the deb packages;
sudo dpkg DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb DEBS/*.deb
After that all the OOo3.0 programs should appear on your applications menu..
(the ppa repo is easier, but if you already downloaded...)
2009/1/30 Daniel Lawson <daniel(a)meta.net.nz>nz>:
Glenn Stuart Morrissey wrote:
hi there all
I have just downloaded Open Office version 3.0 (64bit) onto my acer (Im
running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy). I was expecting a program that would install
the applications on my computer but there wasn't one.
I attempted to run synaptic Package Manager to pick up the downloaded
DEBS packages, but it doesn't appear to have recognised the newer
packages, only the older 1:2.4.1 packages.
Synaptic (And all apt variants and frontends) use remote repositories -
they don't act on manually downloaded files.
A repository could be on the same machine as you are running, but it
still needs to be a specially crafted repository
If you're manually downloading software for Ubuntu, you can still
install it of course, but if it's not a Ubuntu specific .deb file it may
be a lot of effort to get it installed. IF you have downloaded the
right Ubuntu .deb file (eg, right ubuntu version, right architecture),
then you should be able to install it with the "dpkg -i filename"
command in a shell, where filename is the name of the .deb file you just
downloaded. Or you can install gdebi, the gnome dpkg interface, and if
you double click on the .deb file in nautilus it should install at that
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