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Old 03-08-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
mark.johnson
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OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta on Debian


Has anyone got the beta of OpenOffice.org 2.0 installed on debian?
I downloaded the install package from OO.org but its just rpms.
I tried using Alien to convert them but I can't get it to work.
I tried apt-get but that just tries to install version 1.1.2 (even though I have 1.1.3)

Does anyone know an entry to add to the apt-get list or a site where I can download the .debs that'll get me 2.0?

Cheers,
Mark
 
Old 03-08-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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Just download the file and find a utility called rpm2tgz. Then decompress the tgz files in their apprioate locations.

If the above does not work, you can try to search through http://linux-debian.de/.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
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RE: Running OO2.0 Beta on Debian

Firstly, u use alien to convert to .deb packages, then you have to use 'dpkg -i --force-overwrite *.deb' to install the packages,

Then you need to edit /opt/openoffice1.9.xx/share/config/javavendors.xml - by removing any references to Blackdown Or IBM vendors, after which you will have to run the following postinst commands in /opt/openoffice1.9.xx/program:
* run /opt/openoffice1.9.xx/pkgchk --shared
* then configimport --spool
* then update-mime-data "OpenOffice1.9"

You shouldnt get any error messages when executing these commands (only success messages).

This should leave u with a functional installation, u can execute by running the desired program (scalc etc) from the program directory.

I found these resources at http://installation.openoffice.org/s...=dev&msgNo=609 - so don't give me any credit for this solution. However it did work for me!
 
Old 05-09-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
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Hi I have had some sucess with the help featured on this post but I am unable to finish the remaining last lines. I keep getting errors saying command not found when I try to execute the final instructions.

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* run /opt/openoffice1.9.xx/pkgchk --shared
* then configimport --spool
* then update-mime-data "OpenOffice1.9"

How exactly do I get these last few lines to run correctly I have tried doing it through sudo and as normal user. But I am fairly inexperienced in shell and so might be making some fairly obvious mistake.

I am trying to set open office up on ubuntu I figured it would work as it is based on debian packages and I have suceeded with the whole process up to this point.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 05:03 PM   #5
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Not sure if it will work with a pure Debian install , I am using the Kanotix install (Debian Sid), but you could try klik - point-and-klik software http://klik.atekon.de/

OO2.0 is on the first page. It is an easy way to see if games,etc will work on your system.

On my cable connection it took a little over 8 minutes to download and open.
Although it is just a preview version.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 05:15 PM   #6
ylawayjdp
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Hi thanks for your reply,

I found out that software works as I have found posts on forums on the web saying that they have got OO.o2.0 working. This is apparently the method these people used to get it onto their system.

What I am struggling with is the final stages that I specified in my above post. Quite simply I have done 95% of the leg work to getting the software installed

I.E:
dl rpms from OO.org
converted rpms to .deb using alien
installed .deb files in konsole
modified javavendors.xml to remove references to IBM and Blackdown
Finally I needed to complete the following three steps to finish the install

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after which you will have to run the following postinst commands in /opt/openoffice1.9.xx/program:
* run /opt/openoffice1.9.xx/pkgchk --shared
* then configimport --spool
* then update-mime-data "OpenOffice1.9"
I am trying to find out step by step how I can do these last three steps

cheers again
 
  


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