Installation method for in Advanced mode
this is a fuzzy tutorial, ooo3 doesn’t work property on my eeepc.
To get the newest ooo we will need to remove the existing version of ooo by doing
$ sudo apt-get remove openoffice*
This will remove all openoffice programs
Now obtain the newest version of ooo here
we want to unpack it by doing
$ mkdir /home/user/.OpenOffice3
$ mv OOo_3*_deb.tar.gz ./OpenOffice3
$ cd ./OpenOffice3
$ tar -xvf OOo_3*_deb.tar.gz
This will create a folder called OOG680_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9238 so cd into that
$ cd OOG680_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9238
and now we want to cd into the DEBS folder
$ cd DEBS
From here we want to install all the packages by issuing the command
$ sudo dpkg -i ooobasis*
$ sudo dpkg -i openoffice.org*
This will install the newest version of ooo
Now there is a problem with the standard install that it doesn’t create symlinks to /usr/bin/ so we want to do that by issuing the following commands
sudo ln -s /opt/openoffice.org3/program/swriter /usr/bin/
sudo ln -s /opt/openoffice.org3/program/scalc /usr/bin/
sudo ln -s /opt/openoffice.org3/program/simpress /usr/bin/
sudo ln -s /opt/openoffice.org3/program/sbase /usr/bin/
sudo ln -s /opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice /usr/bin/
sudo ln -s /opt/openoffice.org3/program/smath /usr/bin/
sudo ln -s /opt/openoffice.org3/program/sdraw /usr/bin/
in this way we can run any openoffice program from console just by issuing either of the s* commands (eg.
swrite for the ooo writer)
To get icons in the startmenu in advanced mode, and to make the system remember the file type association in easy mode, we need to install another package located in the DEBS folder mentioned earlier
When in the DEBS folder cd into the folder desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i openoffice*
Now all the menu entries under advanced mode is located under the office entry and the file types when double clicked in the file manager will open with the correct app.
(You may have to run this command with the ”–force-overwrite” option, i.e.
sudo dpkg --force-overwrite -i openoffice*
when it complains about “trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/soffice’, which is also in package staroffice-desktop-integration”, lest it doesn’t create the shortcuts in the “Office” menu.)
- If you your terminal show output like this:
/usr/bin/soffice: line 124: /opt/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/program/pagein: No such file or directory
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libuno_sal.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
after typed “swriter” in the terminal, you probably forgot to install ‘ooobasis*’ pakages. Please, see above for more details.