OpenOffice 3.0

OpenOffice 3.0 has been released. However, you will not find it in the IPS repository, it's only available as an SVR4 package. If you want to upgrade but you've installed version 2.4 from IPS, you'll first need to remove it (because the 2 packaging systems are not exactly compatible):
bleonard@opensolaris:~$ pfexec pkg uninstall openoffice
PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                              5320/5320 
Then download the compressed SVR4 package from openoffice.org and save it to your desktop. When the download completes, uncompress it:
gunzip Desktop/OOo_3.0.0_Solarisx86_install_wJRE_en-US.tar.gz 

Then untar it:

tar -xf Desktop/OOo_3.0.0_Solarisx86_install_wJRE_en-US.tar

Then run setup:

bleonard@opensolaris:~$ pfexec OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/setup 
Using /usr/bin/java
java version "1.6.0_04"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_04-b12)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 10.0-b19, mixed mode)

Running installer
/usr/bin/java -DHOME=/export/home/bleonard -jar JavaSetup.jar
System locale: en_US
Root privileges
OS: SunOS
Mode: installation
Path to packages: /export/home/bleonard/OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/packages/


Once complete, you'll be up and running with OpenOffice 3.0:


Comments:

FWIW, we should have 3.0 in the repository in time for 2008.11.

Posted by Glynn Foster on October 24, 2008 at 01:59 PM GMT #

Note that you can directly install translated and adapted (dictionaries ...) versions.

For instance, the archive OOo_3.0.0rc4_20080930_Solarisx86_install_wJRE_fr.tar.gz stands for the French version of OpenOffice 3 for x86 platforms.

Extensions (da, de, es, ...) indicate what translation / adaptation have been realised.

These versions are stored in all mirrors under the directory /extended/3.0.0rc4/

For instance:
ftp://ftp.proxad.net/mirrors/ftp.openoffice.org/extended/3.0.0rc4/

Posted by herrib on October 25, 2008 at 03:42 AM GMT #

Hello Brian,

I've already installed OpenOffice 3 in OpenSolaris when the next release will be available? Build 100 or 101.

Posted by Felipe Cerda on October 25, 2008 at 10:59 AM GMT #

2 questions for you:

1. the new OO menu items didn't appear for me immediately, even after a logout. They did show up eventually, perhaps as a result of me running the included 'update' script, maybe something different. Any ideas as to why?

2. what happens when OO 3 is include in opensolaris? There is no 'uninstall' option or script with the solaris x86 bits, so I fear this will cause a conflict with the IPS version.

great blog btw.

Posted by rama on October 29, 2008 at 11:45 AM GMT #

Rama,

1. I wish I also knew what causes the menu items to sometimes not appear :-/.

2. There is an uninstall script for OpenOffice. Run:

pfexec /opt/openoffice.org3/setup

to start the uninstaller. However, OO 3 will not be included with OpenSolaris 2008.11, it will just be made available via the IPS repository, so there should be no reason to switch back to the IPS version (and in my experience, IPS was always behind what was available from OpenOffice.org. For example, see: http://blogs.sun.com/observatory/entry/updating_openoffice )

Hope that helps.

Posted by Brian Leonard on October 30, 2008 at 10:46 AM GMT #

thanks for your tutorial, now open office has been install on my open solaris

Posted by erick on March 04, 2009 at 03:26 AM GMT #

gracias

Posted by valeria on April 18, 2009 at 01:21 PM GMT #

open office

Posted by valeria on April 18, 2009 at 01:23 PM GMT #

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