Can't upgrade Open Office to 3.0

Asked by Zed on 2008-11-25

Hello!

I've tried a lot of different ways to upgrade from Open Office 2.4 to 3.0, but nothing works.

The following thread seemed most promising:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-0-in-Ubuntu-8-10-96449.shtml
but it didn't work.

I put in the source-path as instructed, click on "Close", click "Reload". It reloads without any messages, and then closes down. I get no message about updates what so ever.
I then do same thing again, and still nothing.

You are my last hope! =/

Thank you!

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2008-11-28
Last reply:
2008-12-11
Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

To upgrade to OpenOffice 3.0

Please edit your sources list to open office PPA from Launchpad. From the terminal type

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For Intrepid add
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main

For hardy add,
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu hardy main

Make sure you don´t have duplicates from previous attempts to install.
Next, please update by typing

sudo apt-get update .

Finally go to the update manager, and update your OpenOffice 3.0.

Hope this helps

ddell (dellatore) said : #2

I have the same problem, and the method given by Wyatt does not work. Intrepid is not recognising that there are any updates/upgrades from 2.4 to 3.0.

Anyone else have a solution to offer?

Thanks.

Zed (damirdzebo) said : #3

here is my sources.list
[code]
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted
deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty universe
deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty universe
deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates universe
deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty multiverse
deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty multiverse
deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates multiverse
deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
## users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security multiverse
# deb http://ubuntu.p2p-next.org/ hardy main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
[/code]

and here is the reply from

[code]
sudo apt-get update
[/code]

[code]
damir@arbetsdator:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Get: 1 http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release [27.6kB]
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Sources
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Sources
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Sources
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Sources
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Sources
Fetched 1B in 0s (1B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

[/code]

Then I started update manager, nothing came up.

bs66 (bugsquad66) said : #4

maybe you shouldnt upgrade, but install openoffice3.
check in the menu "applications/add remove" or in "system/admin/synaptics" for it.
/bs66

Zed (damirdzebo) said : #5

I just did that, it reinstalled OpenOffice2.4 =(((((((((

I cant find OpenOffice3.0 in synaptic.

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) {Latest}

Jaunty archives are already using OOo 3.
$ apt-cache policy openoffice.org
openoffice.org:
  Installed: 1:3.0.0-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.0.0-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.0.0-2ubuntu1 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:2.4.1-11ubuntu4 0
        500 ftp://darkstar.ist.utl.pt jaunty/main Packages
        500 ftp://archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages

If this is not the case, please post your policy

Zed (damirdzebo) said : #7

Nope, that was not the case... =(

$ apt-cache policy openoffice.org
openoffice.org:
  Installerad: 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu4
  Kandidat: 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu4
  Versionstabell:
 *** 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu4 0
        500 http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

That is indeed strage.
http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ and http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ seem to be in sync.
but the packages listed there are all for 2.4.1
https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org all confirms that.
i guess for time being you will have to use the PPA
https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive

Zed (damirdzebo) said : #9

Edited sources.list

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

added to the bottom:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu jaunty main

ran:
$ sudo apt-get update

got the update message on the desktop, ran that and found about 30 updates, none of them had anything to do with open office.
Installed them, rebooted, ran the update again, and found nothing new to update.

ran:
$ apt-cache policy openoffice.org
openoffice.org:
  Installerad: 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu4
  Kandidat: 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu4
  Versionstabell:
 *** 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu4 0
        500 http://se.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Still stuck at OpenOffice 2.4.

I really appreciate all the help! What could be wrong...?

psimike (protronicmike) said : #10

I'm having the same problem. I've tried everything here and get the same result - no update to 3.0. I had Ubuntu installed on another computer and it worked fine, but not on this one. Compaq EVO D500. This is a fresh install.

Albert Einstein (spideryzarc) said : #11

the same for me on intrepid. worked before in the same computer but I decided to reinstall to get a RAID. Due other bug in the alternate cd of intrepid I should install ibex and updated it.

Found the origin of your problem

https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive

"OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 - INTREPID/JAUNTY ONLY

The packages were buggy and crashed when openoffice.org-gnome was installed, they will be reuploaded when the bug has been resolved.
"

I'll see if I can find the bug.

Zed (damirdzebo) said : #13

how will I know then the bug is fixed? Will it pop up on the update manager?

Olá Zed e a todos.

On Friday 28 November 2008 08:14:26 Zed wrote:
> how will I know then the bug is fixed? Will it pop up on the update manager?

I guess so.
Once it it uploaded again to the PPA or jaunty repos.

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On Wednesday 03 December 2008 14:43:36 Martin Pitt wrote:
> === Chris Cheney (calc) ===
>
> * Short 1 day week (4 days off)
> * Preparing openoffice.org 1:3.0.0-6ubuntu1 for intrepid/jaunty
> * OOo bug triage

On LP answer #52527[1] the users are questioning why they can't install OOo 3.
From what I can read on the PPA:
>https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive
>OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 - INTREPID/JAUNTY ONLY
>
>The packages were buggy and crashed when openoffice.org-gnome was installed, they will be reuploaded when the bug has been resolved.

I couldnt find any bug for this on LP. Plus, I remember reading on previous Desktop minutes about this:

>Desktop team weekly report -- 2008-11-18
>=== Chris Cheney (calc) ===
>
> * Bug triage
> * Preparing openoffice.org 1:3.0.0-4ubuntu1 for Jaunty

So whats going on, and why there aint a OOo3 package?
Even Fedora 10 beat us to it. [no flame intended]

[1] https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/52527
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spandanj (spandanj) said : #16

This is really annoying. If I were in windows, it wouldn't take me 2 months get a new piece of software installed. All I would have to do: double-click ".exe" of the new software.

Ubuntu? Hassle.................What happened to linux's promise of bringing the latest and greatest software to it's user.

If not update the Ubuntu repos, can't the Ubuntu dev team put out and update that it will Update the "source.list" by adding the PPA sources. Then, run update once again, and now it will show new OOo 3.0 waiting to be installed via the PPA.

The point being -- the new software should be updated automatically by Ubuntu itself, so that User doesn't have to worry about it. I am not ready to give any effort more than a few clicks (<3) to install new office suite as a user. Windows understands that, Ubuntu does not.

spandanj Ubuntu (and any other GNU/Linux distribution in general) will NOT do software UPGRADES to STABLE releases.
That being said, 8.10 will remain with OOo 2.4.1 and maybe, just maybe have it in backports (an extra repository that the user will have to manually turn on to get newer versions of software)

Currently a PPA (a non official repository, even if it is handled by the same person who maintains the official version) has a testing version of OOo3.0.1 available for intrepid and hardy.

https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive

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