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Old 10-16-2005, 05:57 PM   #1
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I am running Debian Amd64 in Gnome. I downloaded Open Office, but cannot seem to get it working. It is version 1.1.5. Anyone help???
Thx- John
 
Old 10-16-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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Where did you get the openoffice.org package - or are you trying to build the source? Which version of Debian are you running (Woody, Sarge, Sid, etc)?
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:16 PM   #3
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I am running whichever versian of Debian AMD 64 can run on. As for Open Office, I got it online because I could not seem to get it off my synaptic package manager. It is sitting in my downloads file as "OOo_1.1.5_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz"

I had no problem doing this on my other computer, which runs mandrake, but for some reason am having this problem on this. Perhaps it is because I use KDE on that one??? Thanks thus far for the help-John
 
Old 10-17-2005, 10:25 AM   #4
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Debian always releases for AMD 64 and other architectures (as far as I know, though I've only used Woody and Sarge). The openoffice.org package should be in the Debian repositories. Can you post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list? You should be able to add the correct repository to this file, which will enable you to install openoffice.org using apt-get or synaptic.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:21 AM   #5
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By the way you might want to check out

http://openoffice.debian.net/install.html
 
Old 10-18-2005, 12:11 PM   #6
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I shall try that tonight, and will get back to you.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:40 AM   #7
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HEy,
Don't know if you figured this out or gave up, but here goes.

Go to this link and follow the instructions for creating a 32-bit chroot environment
in an amd64 operating system.
(The reason is that OpenOffice will not yet compile for 64-bit)

https://alioth.debian.org/docman/vie....html#id257962

Then you can just apt-get openoffice.org in your chroot and create links to your OOo
apps. Simple as pie.
 
  


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