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Old 12-09-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Default openoffice 3 upgrade problem

After applying today's openoffice 3.0 upgrade, OO crashes on opening.
It attempts to recover a previously opened document (I don't recall it crashing with open documents), but then crashes without any error.

I've tried deleting ~/.openoffice.org but it doesn't fix the problem.

Has anyone else experienced this?* Fixed it?
Paul
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:48 PM
NoOp
 
Default openoffice 3 upgrade problem

On 12/09/2008 08:16 AM, pkaplan1@comcast.net wrote:
> After applying today's openoffice 3.0 upgrade, OO crashes on opening.
> It attempts to recover a previously opened document (I don't recall it crashing with open documents), but then crashes without any error.
>
> I've tried deleting ~/.openoffice.org but it doesn't fix the problem.
>
> Has anyone else experienced this? Fixed it?
> Paul
>
>

Ummm... where did you get OOo 3.0 from (ppa or Openoffice.org) and how
are you 'updating' it? It also helps if you let folks know: 1) what
version of Ubuntu, and 2) which desktop (Gnome, KDE, etc).




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Old 12-09-2008, 06:11 PM
Jeffrey Tooker
 
Default openoffice 3 upgrade problem

NoOp wrote:
> On 12/09/2008 08:16 AM, pkaplan1@comcast.net wrote:
>
>> After applying today's openoffice 3.0 upgrade, OO crashes on opening.
>> It attempts to recover a previously opened document (I don't recall it crashing with open documents), but then crashes without any error.
>>
>> I've tried deleting ~/.openoffice.org but it doesn't fix the problem.
>>
>> Has anyone else experienced this? Fixed it?
>> Paul
>>
>>
>>
>
> Ummm... where did you get OOo 3.0 from (ppa or Openoffice.org) and how
> are you 'updating' it? It also helps if you let folks know: 1) what
> version of Ubuntu, and 2) which desktop (Gnome, KDE, etc).
>
>
>
>
>
Paul:

I was looking for OO3.0 to install and came across this link. It might help.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-0-in-Ubuntu-8-10-96449.shtml

Jeffrey Tooker

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Old 12-09-2008, 07:25 PM
NoOp
 
Default openoffice 3 upgrade problem

On 12/09/2008 11:11 AM, Jeffrey Tooker wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 12/09/2008 08:16 AM, pkaplan1@comcast.net wrote:
>>
>>> After applying today's openoffice 3.0 upgrade, OO crashes on opening.
>>> It attempts to recover a previously opened document (I don't recall it crashing with open documents), but then crashes without any error.
>>>
>>> I've tried deleting ~/.openoffice.org but it doesn't fix the problem.
>>>
>>> Has anyone else experienced this? Fixed it?
>>> Paul
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Ummm... where did you get OOo 3.0 from (ppa or Openoffice.org) and how
>> are you 'updating' it? It also helps if you let folks know: 1) what
>> version of Ubuntu, and 2) which desktop (Gnome, KDE, etc).
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> Paul:
>
> I was looking for OO3.0 to install and came across this link. It might help.
>
> http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-0-in-Ubuntu-8-10-96449.shtml
>
> Jeffrey Tooker
>

Please don't recommend using a ppa for OOo 3.0 unless you are testing,
or know what are getting into. Here is a reply that I provided to a user
on the OOo list with regard to this:

>> > NoOp wrote:
>> >
>>>> >>>
>>> >>
>>> >> Perhaps...
>>> >>
>>> >> However two main points:
>>> >>
>>> >> 1. It is generally advisable to keep and maintain the current version of
>>> >> Ubuntu OOo in both 8.04 and 8.10 as those versions will: 1) continue to
>>> >> receive standard and security updates, and 2) they are versions that use
>>> >> gstreamer for media support. Have you ever had to deal with jmf in
>>> >> standard OOo?
>>> >>
>>> >> 2. OOo 3.0 can easily be downloaded and installed in 8.04 or 8.10
>>> >> without any distruption or interference to an existing (U)OOo install.
>>> >> Advocating that people install from a ppa that will overwrite their
>>> >> existing (U)OOo installations is, IMO, irresponsible.
>>> >>
>>> >> Note: I have done both; installed standard OOo on 8.10 and the ppa
>>> >> version suggested by this and others. The ppa version is no different
>>> >> (other than the rebranded splash) than standard OOo 3.0 that I can tell,
>>> >> and most certainly does not support sound via gstreamer (as UOoo does);
>>> >> jmf _must_ be installed and added to the Class Path archives first.
>> >
>> > But isn't launchpad a Ubuntu repository?
>
> A ppa is a "Personal Package Archive" - see:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/news/launchpad-ppa
> https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA
>
> PPA's are great for testing & also installing software that has not been
> released to the mainstream repositories. But doing so requires that you
> understand: 1) what you are installing, and 2) the package that you
> install is not an official Ubuntu package. For instance, I use several
> ppa packages for testing and for various 'fixes', but in doing so I also
> understand that my system could be at risk by installing the package(s).

If you install from the ppa the only support you'll receive is
(possibly) from the person that provides the ppa, not from the folks
that maintain the (U)OOo packages in the official repository.

If you want to install OOo 3.0, _keep_ your existing Ubuntu OOo version,
download OOo 3.0 from http://download.openoffice.org/index.html and
install the deb. This is a better howto that also applies to 8.10:

http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-openoffice-3.0.0-on-ubuntu-8.04
Be sure keep your existing (U)OOo and follow the steps in "2 Creating A
Launcher" to create a menu item. Also note that there are 2 pages on
that howto.
Also rather than use the possibly outdated file names in "3
Uninstalling OpenOffice 3.0.0", just search in Synaptic for 'ooo' and
you'll be able to see & uninstall all of the existing OOo 3.0 files.





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