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Old 11-06-2005, 11:24 AM   #1
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OpenOffice 2.0


Anyone tried to install OO 2.0?

I marked it but it wanted to uninstall tons of apps, so I didnt go through with it.


Any suggestions or should I just wait?
 
Old 11-06-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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suggestions for what? you've not said anythign useful about your situation... i.e. what apps does it want to remove?

OO2 works great... why shouldn't you want to use it?
 
Old 11-06-2005, 11:35 AM   #3
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It wants to uninstall for starters aptitude, and a few other KDE apps.


The "official" OO version is all rpm, not sure if I can convert all the files to deb and install or not.

But running Synaptic to install the Debian version doesn't seem like a good idea with all of the apps it wants to unstall. Maybe I will just wait until it gets updated a little.
 
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i would have to suggest that that's not what it's meant to do, but i generally hate debian, so couldn't say much more.

the official release isn't just rpm only. it sill install generic binaries using it's own installer.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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However, if you still want to use debian, add unstable to sources and update OO from 1.2 to 2.0
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:51 PM   #6
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You can convert the rpms from Openoffice to deb, using alien. Then you can install them with dpkg. I did this, without any problems.

This way, it doesn't overwrite your existing openoffice, because it installs to /opt.

--Ian
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:00 PM   #7
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apt-get install openoffice.org

It uninstalled openoffice.org1.x and installed openoffice.org2.0
added a few files for dependancies, & everything works no troubles


I am running Debian sid same as the topic originator..
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:02 PM   #8
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apt-get install openoffice.org

It uninstalled openoffice.org1.x and installed openoffice.org2.0
added a few files for dependancies, & everything works no troubles
Once again, in order to do that you have to add unstable sources to your apt or Synaptic repositories
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:43 PM   #9
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I'm running testing so I'm waiting till it's testing
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:48 PM   #10
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I'm running testing so I'm waiting till it's testing
You either try to be less enigmatic or have more sense here...
 
Old 11-07-2005, 10:52 PM   #11
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Once again, in order to do that you have to add unstable sources to your apt or Synaptic repositories

I am running Unstable and so is the topic started as I stated in my post... no need to change our sources.. the rest of you however
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:31 AM   #12
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I'm on testing (not for drugs ) and I don't intend getting unstable. (no pun intended).
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:41 AM   #13
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You either try to be less enigmatic or have more sense here...

I meant that if someone needs more stability, he/she can better switch to testing than using unstable. That's what I'm doing, because I'm afraid that when I run unstable I'll get into dependency troubles etc. That's why I'm using testing, it's more stable while it keeps (quite) up to date.

Thanks for the tip though
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:56 AM   #14
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You don't have to upgrade to debian-unstable. All you need is to update OO packages from 1.2 to 2.0.
OO is stand alone and doesn't affect the performance neither stability. SuSE has been using OO 2.0 for a long time now and it runs exceptionally well
 
  


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