Cant install openoffice 3

Asked by swift240

Hi all using Ubuntu 8.04 with all updates.
I tried to install openoffice 3 today with no luck.

I dowenloaded openoffice no problem to home folder

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

no problem then

cd desktop-intergration

no problem

then sudo dpkg -i *.deb

I get this error

mike@mike-desktop:~/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS$ cd desktop-integration
mike@mike-desktop:~/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/desktop-integration$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
dpkg: regarding openoffice.org3.0-debian-menus_3.0-9354_all.deb containing conflicts with provides and is to be installed.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org3.0-debian-menus_3.0-9354_all.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing
Errors were encountered while processing:

I can not get passed this and no longer sure what to do.
It just will not integrate the menus.



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Bulat (bulatkjug) said :

I've got the same behavior. And guess what ? Just continued using without having menus integrated. :) Openoffice 3.0 itself works Ok. Have you ever tried to start it after that ? What've happened ?

P.S. Now I have simultaneously 2.4 (opening my .odt etc. files by default) and 3.0 (have to start it manually and open files from it's menu).

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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

I usually install/upgrade developement release of OpenOffice 3.1 (it works) doing this from terminal:

sudo apt-get -y remove openoffice.org3 oobasis3.0-*
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo rm -fr /opt/openoffice.org3 /opt/
tar xvzf OOo_DEV300_m38_LinuxX86_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz
sudo dpkg -i DEBS/*.deb

sudo dpkg -i DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb
killall gnome-panel
rm -fr DEBS

cd /opt/openoffice.org3/program

Hope this helps

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

And sometimes take a look (to get updated builds) to this page:;O=D

Hope this helps

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

If you want install a stable release, try to do the same but with stable release of OpenOffice 3 change the wget download address... or download the install file with browser... from:

Hope this helps

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swift240 (swift240-gmail) said :

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.

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swift240 (swift240-gmail) said :

Thank you so much marcobra,
That worked perfectly.

Happy holiday.