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Forum Thread: German 3.2.1 not acknowledged

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Werner_Dworak German 3.2.1 not acknowledged
Member 30th Aug, 2010 17:12
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I have OO 3,2,1 German, which is the latest I can get from OOo. But PSI is the opinion it would be outdated and suggests as an update the English version 3.2.1. What goes wrong? How can I act on, besides ignoring this PSI entry?

Anthony Wells RE: German 3.2.1 not acknowledged
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Hello Werner_Dworak ,

The latest up to date version of OOo 3.2.1. is :-

1) the latest full and secure version of OOo in the programme's "about" is 3.2.1. OOO320m18 (Build:9502)

and

2)this version shows as 3.2.9498.500 in the PSI "patched tab .

The link for the latest German version of 3.2.1 is here (scroll down) , it would appear to be the "up to date/patched" version - sometimes the latest "language" versions can be delayed in their release :-

http://download.openoffice.org/other.html

Using the PSI in advanced mode , is the PSI showing an up to date version in the "patched" tab and an out of date version in the "insecure tab" ?? What are the installation path(s) and version numbers showing ??

Does this help ??

Anthony

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Werner_Dworak RE: German 3.2.1 not acknowledged
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Hello Anthony,

on 30th Aug, 2010 17:55, Anthony Wells wrote:
1) the latest full and secure version of OOo in the programme's "about" is 3.2.1. OOO320m18 (Build:9502)

This is just what I have.

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2)this version shows as 3.2.9498.500 in the PSI "patched" tab.

But here it shows as 3.1.9420.500, at least in the "insecure" tab.

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http://download.openoffice.org/other.html[/quote]
From here I downloaded the install file again, and indeed, it was different to the one I had, though the same version number. I could not install it directly, since it was regarded the same version. So I first had to uninstall the existing one.

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Using the PSI in advanced mode

That I do in any case always.

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is the PSI showing an up to date version in the "patched" tab and an out of date version in the "insecure tab"??

Just that happens. OOo is doubly shown. In "Unsicher" (insecure) it shows "3.1.9420.500" and in "Aktualisiert" (patched) it shows "3.2.9498.500".

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What are the installation path(s) and version numbers showing??

"E:\Programme\OpenOffice.org 3\" and Version "3.2.1. OOO320m18 (Build:9502)" still unchanged.

A very strange issue: After the first new installation, I saw a seemingly double installation in "E:\Programme\OpenOffice.org 3\" and in "E:\Programme\OpenOffice.org 3\OpenOffice.org 3\". Ok, mistakes can occur. So I again uninstalled, deleted everything remaining (so I thought at least) and installed again. This gave the above results.

Then I saw again a path "E:\Programme\OpenOffice.org 3\OpenOffice.org 3\" with a seemingly double installation or something like that. So I uninstalled again, carefully checked that "E:\Programme\OpenOffice.org 3\" really was empty and I installed just there. Now I have in "E:\Programme\OpenOffice.org 3\" two directories, "\JRE\" with the contents of only "jre-windows-i586.exe" and "\OpenOffice.org 3\" with the OOo installation. The path to the EXE is "E:\Programme\OpenOffice.org 3\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe". Now after the third try in PSI the "Unsicher" tab is empty and in the "Aktualisiert" tab there is the only entry of OOo with has the correct subversion number 3.2.9498.500. But again inside OOo it shows a version "3.2.1. OOO320m18 (Build:9502)".

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Does this help??

A little but not finally. The whole thing still looks very strange. I cannot see clearly what is going and how it should be.

Regards, Werner
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Member 31st Aug, 2010 08:39
Hi,

Since the PSI caught two versions of the same software, one insecure and one secure, you probably had an old installation left behind.

The PSI shows the version numbers extracted from the files. This means that, occasionally, the version number we display does not match what the application itself shows. For more information, I suggest you see: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

hope this helps.
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