OpenOffice 3.2 Install Error and Solution

Got the OpenOffice 3.2 Deb packages for  the DVD given by Linux For You Magazine.

As the OpenOffice is improving drastically in every release, I wanted to try the 3.2.
My ubuntu 9.10 has already OO 3.1

Uninstalled it from Synaptic.

Copied OOo_3.2.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-GB_deb.tar.gz from thew DVD.
Extracted it.

The folder has many deb files and a folder called desktop-integration

Installed all the openoffice deb files.
To create the menu entries, have to install openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9472_all.deb
inside the desktop-integration folder.

Oh My God. It throws error.

shrinivasan@shrinivasan-laptop:~/Desktop/OOO320_m12_native_packed-1_en-GB.9483/DEBS/desktop-integration$ sudo dpkg -i openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9472_all.deb
sudo: unable to resolve host shrinivasan-laptop
dpkg: regarding openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9472_all.deb containing openoffice.org-debian-menus:
 openoffice.org-common conflicts with openoffice.org-debian-menus
  openoffice.org-debian-menus (version 3.2-9472) is to be installed.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9472_all.deb (–install):
 conflicting packages – not installing openoffice.org-debian-menus
Errors were encountered while processing:
 openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9472_all.deb

Googled for this and found the solution.

Go back into Synaptic and remove all traces of Openoffice.org. You’re previous menu integration apparently remained and so probably conflicted with the new installation. Double check you’ve removed all traces of any installed openoffice.org base packages and try again.

Yes. Now, the package installed peacefully.

Opened the brand new OpenOffice 3.2.
hmmm. It looks good. The speed also improved.

http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.2/ has the new features in 3.2
Reading this and testing it now.

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