Howto upgrade to openoffice3.1.1 on ubuntu9.04|LinuxMint Gloria

Announced few days ago by openoffice the release of the new version 3.1.1 of openoffice , the new version fixes a number of bugs in the previous version and a potential security vulnebirality , but does not add any new functionality.

The 2009-09-04 becomes available the installation of openoffice3.1.1  via repository for Hardy, Intrepid and Jaunty Jackalope , in this tutorial will show you the steps to upgrade to the new version of Openoffice in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope and LinuxMint Gloria.


1- Add repository

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

then add these too lines at the end of the list :

deb jaunty main 
deb-src jaunty main

Now save and close.

You can also go to System—>Administration—>Software source and add the lines above there :

2- Now open the terminal and add  this key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 247D1CFF

3- Now type the commande update

sudo apt-get update

4- Now upgrade openoffice

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

* Important for LinuxMint users :

To save your original splash go to :

/usr/lib/openoffice/program and copy the openabout_ubuntu_sun.bmp and openintro_ubuntu_sun.bmp and save them somewhere where you can find them. Once the new version of OpenOffice is installed use gksu nautilus in the terminal to copy in your original artwork back into /usr/lib/openoffice/program and your splash will be back to normal.  Thanks to exploder



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