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I use Unbuntu 5.04 Hoary and have Ooo 1.1.3 installed and want to upgrade to 2.0. My box runs on a pentium 2. How to upgrade or uninstall old version? ...
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    Ooo upgrade to 2.0


    I use Unbuntu 5.04 Hoary and have Ooo 1.1.3 installed and want to upgrade to 2.0. My box runs on a pentium 2.
    How to upgrade or uninstall old version?
    With or without Java?
    Will it run?

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    Yes it will run.

    You first need to configure java (jre or jdk 1.5.0 update 7) :
    http://technowizah.com/2005/12/debia...suns-java.html

    And then OpenOffice 2.02 (without JRE) :
    http://technowizah.com/2005/12/debia...office-20.html


    Or you could just upgrade to the latest Ubuntu 6.06.
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    Thanks
    But do I need java???
    I heard it slows Ooo down considerably.

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    Well, java is always handy to have anyway, so I guess you should install it.

    Once OO is installed you can disable java support (in OpenOffice) :
    ->Tools->Options->Java->"Use a Java runtime environment" (uncheck)

    OO will load faster too if you disable java support.
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    I tried installing OOo 2.0.2 I had downloaded from the OOO.org site. But it is a RPM package. Somebody remind me the syntax to do an alien install from any directory.

    Is it
    Code:
    <prompt>sudo alien -i <package name>
    ???

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    It's all explained in the links I gave you in my first post (how to install java, how to install OpenOffice).


    In bref, something like that will convert the packages :
    Code:
    fakeroot alien -d --scripts *.rpm
    Then something like that will install them :
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    But of course you have to install "alien" and "fakeroot" first :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install fakeroot alien
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    ok antidrugue I did
    Code:
     sudo alien -d OOo_2.0.2_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz
    ooo-2.0.2-linuxintel-install_1-2_all.deb generated
    $ sudo dpkg -i ooo-2.0.2-linuxintel-install_1-2_all.deb
    (Reading database ... 63483 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace ooo-2.0.2-linuxintel-install 1-2 (using ooo-2.0.2-linuxintel-install_1-2_all.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement ooo-2.0.2-linuxintel-install ...
    Setting up ooo-2.0.2-linuxintel-install (1-2) ...
    $
    So something got installed but I think I am supposed to configure for local install. ANd that, my linux colloeague, is where I am stuck .There's no Openoffice in the menu...

    maybe I'll re-boot and see iff Ooo appears on the menu.. thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    You first need to configure java (jre or jdk 1.5.0 update 7) :
    http://technowizah.com/2005/12/debia...suns-java.html

    And then OpenOffice 2.02 (without JRE) :
    http://technowizah.com/2005/12/debia...office-20.html
    Did you read those links?


    Quote Originally Posted by Dalani
    I did
    Code:
     sudo alien -d OOo_2.0.2_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz
    You cannot do alien on a .tar.gz file. You need to uncompress the archive first.

    Please refer to the links I gave you.
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    Ok here goes: I successfully installed OpenOffice2 burt the dran thing wont start up. I followed the HOW-TO links cited above and after converting all the *RPMS to *deb files , I installed the files with the dpkg command. The result: all the Ooo software are installed and with visible Openoffice icons in my menu. But Ooo does not startup with menu. I read the README files which advises inserting <unset SESSION ..> in the soffice startup script. I also beforehand, put myself in the users group and used vim to try update the DRI thing shown in your how-to. I doubt its a video driver problem and < /etc/X11/XF86Config-4> does not exist on my computer. SO what is preventing Ooo from opening??? (no pun intended)

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    Can you post the error message you get when starting
    Code:
    soffice
    from the terminal ?
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