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Old 08-07-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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How to get OpenOffice 2 Beta on Debian


Hi, does anybody know an easy way to get the OpenOffice 2 beta on debian. I am running Sarge upgraded to testing (Etch). I've tried doing a simple 'alien' rpm to deb conversion, but it didnt quite work.

Any info would be great, Buck
 
Old 08-07-2005, 08:03 PM   #2
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Did you do apt-cache search *** for a try?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 10:05 PM   #3
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You can do one of two things enable the Experimental repository where OO beta2 is still at. Or add #OpenOffice.org 2.0beta
deb http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/kanotix/ooo-kanotix/ ./
to your sources.list then use Synaptic to install ooo-kanotix
 
Old 08-08-2005, 06:09 AM   #4
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Here is my sources.list, but I don't think I have any experimental repos. If someone could copy theres then I would be very grateful:

Quote:
#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main

deb http://debian.blueyonder.co.uk/ testing main
deb-src http://debian.blueyonder.co.uk/ testing main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r0a _Sarge_ - Official i386 Binary-2 (20050607)]/ unstable contrib main
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r0a _Sarge_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20050607)]/ unstable contrib main
P.S. I think I upgraded my install to Etch by changing 'stable' to 'testing' and doing update,upgrade, then dist-upgrade
 
Old 08-08-2005, 07:23 AM   #5
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OO in experimental still has quite a few bugs. OpenOffice.org in Debian
The repository in my last post seems to be a little more bug free. But here you go.
# Debian experimental
# deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main
# deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

Last edited by craigevil; 08-08-2005 at 07:24 AM.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 07:30 AM   #6
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I can live with bugs, I live on the edge of technology and seem to cope, so living on the edge of stability shoudn't be a problem :P

I'll try both.

P.S. Thanks
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:05 PM   #7
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In synaptic, the OO2 from the experimental repos wont even select/install, it says something like blah require oo2-core, but will not be installed. Any ideas.
Also, with the kanotix, it doesn explicidly mention oo2, but I think it is, and is it branded to kanotix like oo1 is with debian.

Any help would be great, Buck
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:39 PM   #8
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The version from the kanotix repository works just fine.

The actual version is 1.9.109( OpenOffice2 Beta)
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:02 PM   #9
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From experimental repos you can now get 1.9.121-1
Didn't install, just tested with: apt-get -t experimental install openoffice.org2 -s
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:20 PM   #10
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Let me tag on to this thread for a periphrial question. If I added 'experimental' to my sources-list, would apt-get only upgradepackages I originally downloaded from that depository, or would it try to update other packages from there as well?
 
Old 08-09-2005, 02:49 AM   #11
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http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap...efault-version
As long as you have a default version, that's what packages default to.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 11:12 AM   #12
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I've had success using this....
(taken from http://installation.openoffice.org/s...=dev&msgNo=609)

Hi,

I fiddled around with postinst scripts from the native .rpms and
solved my problem :^) It was due to incorrect postinst scripts
generated by alien V8.46's conversion of the .rpms to .debs
(under Debian testing i386). This should get Debian users running.

Steps to get 1.9.m51 installed and running under Debian testing:

1.) Download native .rpms
2.) "tar xzf" to extract RPMS/ subdir; cd RPMS/
3.) Run su to become root and run 'alien -k *.i586.rpm' to produce .deb
packages
4.) Install via "dpkg -i --force-overwrite *.deb" (--force-overwrite
needed to correct spurious file conflicts in .debs produced by alien)
5.) Edit /opt/openoffice1.9.51/share/config/javavendors.xml to remove
references to IBM and Blackdown vendors
6.) As root, run by hand postinst commands to complete configuration:
# /opt/openoffice1.9.51/program/pkgchk --shared (you get 'pkgchk done.')
# /opt/openoffice1.9.51/program/configimport --spool (you get success msgs)
# /opt/openoffice1.9.51/program/update-mime-data "openoffice1.9"
7.) Exit su shell via 'exit'
8.) Run '/opt/openoffice1.9.51/program/soffice'

I didn't install logical links in /usr/bin to the various programs, you
may choose to do so.

1.9.m51 starts up and seems to run fine now. Disclaimer: I've done no
stress testing, regression testing, or so forth.

I hope this will help Debian users get going easily. Could this mini-HOWTO
be added to the release notes or similar? Thanks again!

Clemmitt Sigler
csigler@vt.edu
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:33 PM   #13
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Why all this? I just used alien to convert all the RPM packages directly to DEB packages, and it worked flawlessy.

Much simpler.

Edit: I will upload my own debian packages for OpenOffice 2 beta to my web site and post a link here :-).

Last edited by saman007uk; 08-10-2005 at 03:46 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:44 PM   #14
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well i guess i only performed steps 1-4 not the last few. I took this from openoffice.org and thought it might be helpful, but it certainly is a tad bit superfluous
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:31 PM   #15
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I've uploaded the packages to my website. Just execute the following commands line by line, it will download the pacakges and install them for you, evenr creating the GNOME menus for you.

Code:
wget http://www.meninpc.co.uk/openoffice.tgz
tar zxf openoffice.tgz
cd OpenOffice
dpkg -i *.deb
killall gnome-panel
Please note that you should remove any previous versions of openoffice from your PC, otherwise chaos ensues. Some new items should appear in the GNOME menu (under category Office).

Remember that you need to have java installed in order to execute some functions in OpenOffice (e.g. macros)
 
  


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