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Old 06-01-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
igsen
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apt-show-versions...no available version in archive


Just installed "apt-show-versions".
Used it, thus the message

Quote:
ooobasis3.1-base 3.1.0-11 installed: No available version in archive
ooobasis3.1-binfilter 3.1.0-11 installed: No available version in archive
ooobasis3.1-calc 3.1.0-11 installed: No available version in archive
etc,etc.etc
Actually, not a problem that needs immediate attention, but if a solution exist, I'll be glad to give it a try.

If my memory serves me right, I installed Open Office via dpkg ".deb" because I wanted to have the latest version. Searching the net, I got an idea of using backport but its not very clear to me. I have

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deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free
on my repository. And this is where I'm stucked.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
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1. Add this line

deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free

to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

2. Run apt-get update

3. All backports are deactivated by default. If you want to install something from backports run:

apt-get -t lenny-backports install “package”

Of course, you can use aptitude as well:

aptitude -t lenny-backports install “package”
 
Old 06-02-2009, 08:39 AM   #3
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1. Add this line

deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free

to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

2. Run apt-get update

3. All backports are deactivated by default. If you want to install something from backports run:

apt-get -t lenny-backports install “package”

Of course, you can use aptitude as well:

aptitude -t lenny-backports install “package”

Well thanks for that! I think I understand it now. Installing oo through backport will put the package in my archive. I have to wait for another release of oo though as I have the latest release of the package at the moment. Cheers!
 
  


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