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November 17, 2008

Upgrading to OpenOffice 3.0 on a Ubuntu 8.10 AMD64

tudor @ 5:53 am

So – installing OOo 3.0 on an Ubuntu AMD64 may not be as trivial as it seems.

In order to get it running, I had to go through a “couple” of steps:

  • Remove the previous installation of OOo:
    > sudo apt-get remove
  • Download OOo 3.0 from here and choose the Linux DEB version
  • Open a terminal and cd to the folder where you saved the downloaded .tar.gz file: OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz
  • Extract the contents of the .tar.gz via:
    > tar xvzf OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz
  • Go to the DEBS foloder
    > cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/
  •  In order to install i386 on AMD6:
    > sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture *.deb
  • Navigate to the desktop integration folder:
    > cd ./desktop-integration/
  • Install desktop integration (ie. menu support)
    > sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture *.deb
  • Done!

Happy running OOo 3.0! (and you can kind of open Office 2007 file formats too – I haven’t seen yet a good pptx in OOo 3.0 – but who knows – maybe one day!)


  1. For 64bit deb packages :

    Comment by Linux_in_Brain — December 6, 2008 @ 9:20 am

  2. @Linux_in_Brain: thanks for the tip

    Comment by salo — December 6, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

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