I'm trying to install OOo(2) on a Sarge from backports. I'm not certain
whether I have all the prerequisites I need wrt the java runtime
environment, but I believe I'm currently failing even before I get to
that point. Please bear with me as I'm still kind of new to this.
My /etc/apt/sources.list contains:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian/ sarge-backports main
deb-src http://www.backports.org/debian/ sarge-backports main
I've set my /etc/apt/preferences to:
Pin: release a=sarge-backports
I'm trying to install via:
aptitude -t sarge-backports install openoffice.org
and I get:
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies, some packages cannot be installed
E: Unable to resolve some dependencies!
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
openoffice.org: Depends: openoffice.org-base (> 2.0.1) but it is not
And if I do:
aptitude -t sarge-backports show openoffice.org-base
State: not installed
So I wonder whether 2.0.1-4bpo1 is actually supposed to be evaluated as
(> 2.0.1). Maybe the dependency should read (>= 2.0.1) or a newer
package is in the works?
PS: I tried subscribing to this list, and I've got a confirmation
request which I replied to yet I haven't received a confirmation that I
was actually added to the list. Also clicking the link in the
confirmation request results in a page saying:
Bad confirmation string
Invalid confirmation string: ...
So please cc: me for the time being until I get that sorted out.