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Revision as of 16:48, 25 March 2010

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SilverBear's Sandbox: . . . Cats keep out!!

Wiki Review for Mepis 8.5 Manual

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Replacing OpenOffice.org 2.02 with Open Office.org 2.2

  1. To successfully upgrade, you must first completely uninstall OpenOffice.org 2.02, and all related configuration files must be purged from your system.
  2. Then you need to temporarily change your package download sources.
  3. Next, you can install Open Office.org 2.2 from the new source.
  4. Finally, you restore your old package sources again.
  5. Done!


There are two methods available.

A : Command Line method

1: Remove OpenOffice.org 2.0.2

The following commands work for both 32bit and 64bit installations of OO.org 2.0.2 in Mepis 6.5:

  • Open a konsole and become root:

su ( enter root password when prompted )

apt-get update

mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.orig 
  • Remove and purge the existing Openoffice.org 2.0.2 packages and config-files

apt-get remove --purge openoffice.org-*

2: Preparation of Sources

Now that the old packages have been removed, you need to create a new /etc/apt/sources.list with only the new MEPIS-contrib repository that has the OO.org 2.2.0 packages.

  • Open a konsole, and become root
  • Enter ONE of the following lines (without the bracketed text):
[32bit] echo "deb http://apt.mepis.org/contrib32-6.5/ mepis main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[64bit] echo "deb http://apt.mepis.org/contrib64-6.5/ mepis main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Now use the new repository to optain a list of OpenOffice.org 2.2.0 packages:
apt-get update

3: Installation of new OpenOffice.org 2.2

  • Open a konsole, become root, and refresh the package list
apt-get update
  • Install the new packages (NOTE: this is a single long command line, make sure the last word of what you paste in is "menus")
apt-get install openoffice.org-base openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-kde-integration openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-writer openoffice.org-debian-menus

4 : Restoring your original /etc/apt/sources.list

  • Still as root, enter:
mv /etc/apt/sources.list.orig /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Now add the contrib repository to your original sources.list for Mepis 6.5 that you just copied back. (NOTE: this only adds the contrib repository, and does not affect the rest of the original sources.list). Enter ONE of the following (without the bracketed text):
[32bit] echo "deb http://apt.mepis.org/contrib32-6.5/ mepis main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[64bit] echo "deb http://apt.mepis.org/contrib64-6.5/ mepis main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Then

apt-get update

to refresh your list.

  • After having updated to OO.org 2.2.0 using the command line, you may select to install through Synaptic or Kpackage some additional OO.org 2.2.0 packages that are available: openoffice.org-emailmerge, openoffice.org-graphicfilter, openoffice.org-gnome-integration, openoffice.org-testtool and openoffice.org-xsltfilter.

NOTE: take good care NOT to install updates of older 2.0.2 packages (they may show up in the regular repositories) !



B : Synaptic method ( for regular 32bit Mepis )

1. Remove OpenOffice 2.0.2

  • Fire up Synaptic, and make sure (Settings --> REpositories) that only standard repositories are enabled: ubuntu, mepis, and medibuntu (if used).
  • On the main menu bar, select Reload to refresh the package list.
  • Now click on Search and enter:
openoffice.org-

to show the list of OO.org packages. We are going to uninstall and purge all the installed OO.org 2.0.2 packages, but not all at once, because that may cause problems.

  • Begin by right-clicking and selecting "Mark for Complete Removal" only these 3 files:
openoffice.org-java-common
openoffice.org-l10n-common
openoffice.org-kde

Once all three have been marked for complete removal, uninstall them by clicking on Apply, then Apply to the dialogue box that pops up.

  • Now click on Search again and enter
python-uno

Uninstall it in the same way, again making sure that complete removal is being selected. This will also remove/purge openoffice-writer

  • Highlight your first search results again in the left-hand panel, and select
openoffice.org-l10n-en-us

Completely remove it in the same manner as before. This will remove and purge calc, common, core, draw, impress and math as well.

NOTE: Don't worry about the dpkg-warnings that appear about 'directories not being empty'. (You won't need them as 2.2 installs in a different location)

2 : Preparation of Sources

  • First we have to make sure that ONLY the following NEW repository (which holds the version 2.2 packages) is enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list by checking Settings --> Repositories
deb http://apt.mepis.org/contrib32-6.5/ mepis main

Again: make sure that all other repos are UNCHECKED.

3: Installation of new OpenOffice.org 2.2

  • Ready to go? With Synaptic open, click Reload, so that the package list is refreshed.
  • Select New and type in the Search area:
openoffice.org-

A list of all available new OO.org 2.2 packages should appear.

  • Select, mark and install ONLY this package:
openoffice.org-base 

NOTE; with the openoffice.org-base package several core packages (01 through 08) will be installed as well.

  • Now select, mark and install these:
openoffice.org-core09 
openoffice.org-core10 
openoffice.org-pyuno 
openoffice.org-javafilter
  • Once that is done, select, mark and install these:
openoffice.org-calc 
openoffice.org-debian-menus 
openoffice.org-draw 
openoffice.org-impress
openoffice.org-kde-integration
openoffice.org-math
openoffice.org-writer
  • All done! OO.org 2.2 is now installed under /opt/openoffice2.2

If you want you may install some or all of the still remaining packages: openoffice.org-emailmerge, openoffice.org-graphicfilter, openoffice.org-gnome-integration, openoffice.org-testtool and openoffice.org-xsltfilter.

4 : Restoring your original /etc/apt/sources.list

  • Check all the 'standard' repos (Ubuntu, MEPIS, and medibuntu if you need it) again and uncheck the contrib32-6.5 mepis repo. Or you can use the command line method.

NOTES

  1. DO NOT remove the contrib32-6.5 repo; just disable it in /etc/apt/sources.list. You may need it later on.
  2. DO NOT install updates for Openoffice 2.0.2 packages from there later on, should such updates appear now that you have restored the regular Ubuntu repos.
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