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Re: Problems getting openoffice

Hi Mark,

On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 18:41, Mark Phillips wrote:
> I setup my /etc/apt/preferences and /etc/apt/sources.list as shown in the 
> directions (see file listing below). When I apt-update I see the reference to 
> backports, so my sources.list is working....
> However, when I then tried apt-get upgrade, my openoffice did not upgrade from 
> 1.1 to 2.0. I had to manually use apt-get install openoffice.org/backports to 
> get the upgrade to work. My questions - 
> 1. Will openoffice.org continue to be updated from backports, or did I miss 
> something in my setup?
> 2. Openoffice 2.0 is working, but I do not have the help files. I don't see an 
> obvious deb file for these on the backports site, so how do I get them? I 
> also tried downloading the rpms from openoffice.org, but I also did not find 
> an rpm that looked like the online help system. Where can I get the online 
> help system for 2.0 and how do I install it and keep it up todate using apt?

I used lots of backport on woody and packages like help files don't need
a backport.  You can get them from the normal debian pool.  They
generally end in 'all.deb'

But it helps a lot and makes it much easier if access is provided via

Kind Regards,


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