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Old 10-06-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
davcefai
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Cannot install openoffice.org.2


New Debian Sarge Installation. I am trying to install OpenOffice.org2 using:

apt-get -t experimental install openoffice.org

I get this:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
openoffice.org2: Depends: openoffice.org2-core (> 1.9.125) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: openoffice.org2-writer but it is not going to be installed
Depends: openoffice.org2-calc but it is not going to be installed
Depends: openoffice.org2-impress but it is not going to be installed
Depends: openoffice.org2-draw but it is not going to be installed
Depends: openoffice.org2-math but it is not going to be installed
Depends: openoffice.org2-base but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

which seems a little silly.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug I should report?

So then I tried this:

Having previously installed OO on Mandrake. I converted the rpm files with Alien but now cannot work out how to put a reference to them in sources.list. Can anybody help?
 
Old 10-06-2005, 03:37 PM   #2
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where's what you need to do

download the open office from the website

www.openoffice.org

and it will be in one file

extract that to create the RPM folder

alien *.rpm

dpkg -i *.deb

that will install it... i forget where it installs it to but You will have to create your own links to the menu for it... i think that it's in opt or lib for some reason.... it isn't too hard to find
 
Old 10-06-2005, 03:38 PM   #3
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I've done this many times on my Dell lappy and it has worked fine... there is also a guide somewhere on openoffice.org's website that specifically deals with debian installations
 
Old 10-06-2005, 03:56 PM   #4
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Thanks. In fact I was browsing this forum and found the Staroffice 8 mini howto which said the same thing.
 
  


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