Re: StarOffice + Unstable
Michael Perry wrote:
> This is rather strange I think. I have two unstable boxes which get updated
> quite often and I have no problems with staroffice. ARe these systems by
> chance running the 2.4.x kernel series? I have seen some posts in the
> newsgroups about people with issues with StarOffice and the 2.4.x kernels.
> I am running 2.2.18 here on both systems. StarOffice opens documents,
> prints, saves, just fine. Do these systems run kde or gnome 1.4? I only
> run windowmaker here. I have done all the upgrades like anyone else. This
> system is uptodate as of today at about 1600 pdt.
> I would respond to the list with this but I have been having problems
> getting my responses accepted lately.
> Michael Perry
Hmm... I was running a 2.4.2 kernel. In view of what you said I got
the 2.4.3 kernel source and tried that - no change - same error, and
then tried my last 2.4.1 kernel - still no-go.
I've got three Debian unstables installed on this box and when I get an
upgrade/snapshot that I'm happy with I freeze it and then bring the next
oldest snapshot up to date, and start updating that. I tried booting up
my last snapshot - running a 2.4.2 kernel, and that was ok, so it seems
that it's one of the packages that has caused the problem.
Although I can get the --get-selections list from dpkg, there doesn't
seem to be a way of getting a list of installed packages and their
versions. I can identify the newest packages from their date stamp but
there was over 100 packages updated last time I did it. When I get more
time I'll try reverting some of the more obvious candidates.