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Old 08-31-2005, 05:07 AM   #1
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How to get OpenOffice2 on Gentoo?


Hi, does anybody know how to get OpenOffice 2 Beta on Gentoo (x86_64), any advice would be great, as this is the main reason for switching back to debian.

Any info would be great, Buck
 
Old 08-31-2005, 07:41 PM   #2
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It's package masked, i.e. you have to create /etc/portage/package.unmask and put app-office/openoffice-bin in (or ~app-office/openoffice-bin-1.9.122 to only unmask that version), afterwards run emerge openoffice-bin -av. In case you are not running ~arch, put it in /etc/portage/package.keywords as well. See the handbook on details.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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Sorry, could you explain a little bit more. Do you mean I have to copy the DIR with openoffice into the newly created package.unmask (including the office folder), or what. Sorry, Im just a bit confused by what you mean
 
Old 09-02-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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No, all you have to do is putting category and package name in package.unmask and package.keywords. The following code will achieve this:
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mkdir -p /etc/portage
echo app-office/openoffice-bin >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
echo app-office/openoffice-bin >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge openoffice-bin -av
The relevant handbook section is Mixing Software Branches.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 07:49 AM   #5
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That gets me Openoffice 1.1.4 (and without any icons like 'right align' for some reason), but how do I get OpenOffice 2 (Beta)
 
Old 10-04-2005, 03:31 PM   #6
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does anyone now know how to get openoffice.org 2 rc1, I assume it's just another case of unmasking it (although apparently it's hard masked), so does anyone know what I shud echo into package.unmask and package.keywords so that emerge will install the OO2 RC1

Thanks in advance, Buck
 
  


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