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Re: openoffice 2.3 on skolelinux

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On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 06:24:41PM +0000, Paulo Figueira wrote:
>I manage a secundary school in Portugal and we use ubuntu distro on 60 
>computers. I am testing skolelinux so I can authenticate all the users 
>on the main server. Right now I see a drawback: skolelinux ships with 
>openoffice 2.0. We need to install openoffice 2.3 or 2.3.1 on the pcs. 
>I tried a lot of solutions but I allways end with a malfunction system.

Which approaches did you try that failed? Not that I want to help debug 
your wrong approaches, but elaborating might help others reading this 
mail to avoid repeating the same mistakes. :-)

OpenOffice.org 2.3.x is available at http://backports.org/ it seems.

You can mix a stable Debian system (or Debian-Edu) with there.

But beware that Debian is only seriously tested with Debian itself. 
Mixing with outside packages raise the risk of problems - now or when 
you later upgrade the system.

But if you must, I'd say that mixing Debian stable with (least possible) 
packages from backports.org is the most robust approach. Much better 
than hunting down and manually installing individual packages from other 
sources, or switching to other distributions.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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