Quick Migration Overview
Before you begin, don't worry about uninstalling StarOffice 5.2. 5.2 and 6.0 and OpenOffice.org all coexist happily together.
The migration from StarOffice 5.2 to OpenOffice.org is
This section covers specifics on how to deal with details of your migration that might not go smoothly such as UNIX printers, or migrating StarOffice 5.2 features that don't exist anymore, like Mail.
Removing StarOffice 6.0 Beta Software Before Migrating
You must remove the 6.0 Beta release of StarOffice before you install the latest release of the software, or migrate.
To invoke the setup for the deleting the software,
Type cd , then press Return. Type ls and press Return. This will list the files and directories in your Home directory. Find the directory you installed StarOffice 6.0 beta in. This is typically staroffice6.0 or StarOffice6 . Change to this StarOffice directory by typing:
Press Return, then type:
This calls the Staroffice setup program. Select the Remove option and choose to Delete all files.
If this does not work, edit the ~/sversionrc file and remove this line:
StarOffice 6.0=file:/// office60beta_path
Save the file.
Type rm -rf / office60beta_path in a terminal window to delete the StarOffice 6.0 installation directory.
Right click on the StarOffice beta Quickstarter in your taskbar
Although the Delete all files option states that it will delete
Migrating 5.2 Personal Data and Setup Options
When you install, you are prompted to migrate personal data. You
probably want to mark this option. The data
The following user preferences and data are not migrated automatically and should be updated manually: math symbols, paths settings, module settings in the Tools > Options windows, bookmarks, Calc addins, and basic macros.
It does not migrate email data or preferences; see Migrating Your StarOffice 5.2 Mail to Another Mail Program on page 47.