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Old 06-04-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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Installing individual OpenOffice apps without installing the entire suite?

Using Damn Small Linux, how would someone install individual OpenOffice apps without installing the entire OpenOffice suite?

I keep OpenOffice in the "Optional" MyDSL folder on my frugal install. It's frustrating that when I need to open a spreadsheet, or a database, or a word document, I have to install the entire suite when all I need is one particular app.

I read on another forum that you don't have to install the entire suite just to use one of the apps, but is there a way to do it using the MyDSL system on a frugal install?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
Old 06-05-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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I don't know what kind of repositories DSL uses, but Debian, and I'm sure other distros, have each component stored separately. To install any one will require a large "OO-common" base file, so I'm not sure how much you will gain, but it's sure to be something.

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Old 06-06-2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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DSL used its own package format (.dsl) but can also install DEB packages, and its supposed to be easy to convert a DEB into a .dsl package.

I'll experiment this weekend to see what I come up with.
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According to the FAQs at, it isn't possible to install one app without installing everything. I'm still gonna try though.

When I uncompressed the DEB, there are a whole bunch of "core" DEBS to install. Anybody have any advice on which DEBS must be installed and which one can just be optional?


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