Thursday, August 27, 2009

OOo 3.1.1 Released, No More Manual Fix

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 has been released and it is now being distributed to the mirror site around the world. It's just a matter of time before it will be officially announced and the download link is displayed on the download page.

As usual, on every OOo release, i would post a simple HOWTO to upgrade to the latest OOo. First of all, download the OpenOffice.org binary code (OOo_3.1.1_LinuxIntel_install_en-US.tar.gz). Next, extract using tar -xzvf OOo_3.1.1_LinuxIntel_install_en-US.tar.gz. Go to the RPMS directory and use rpm2tgz to convert the RPMs into tgz packages.

When you are done, remove the old packages by issuing this command:
cd /var/log/packages
removepkg ooobasis-* openoffice.org*

Next, go back to the RPMS directory and then install it using rpm2tgz. In the past, i had to manually fix the application due to truncation caused by the old version of tar used by rpm2tgz. Thanks to Pat, the rpm2tgz has been changed to use makepkg instead of tar on -Current
a/rpm2tgz-1.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded. Make .tgz with makepkg, not tar.

This has fixed the truncation issues, so my post on the previous post is no longer needed. You can now enjoy OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 on Slackware big grin