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Re: [RESOLVED] gnome2.2 woody backport and semi-official openoffice.org backport freetype issue

> Woody ships with freetype 2.0.9 while my gnome2.2 backport uses 
> 2.1.3.  After some investigation and testing, I have found that gnome
> 2.2 does not actually require freetype 2.1.3.  Due to people wanting 
> use the semi-official openoffice.org packages
> (http://www.linux-debian.de/openoffice/) and the potential problems 
> using freetype 2.1.3 on a woody system, I have recompiled packages in 
> backport to use the woody version of freetype.  This should resolve 
> issues with the semi-official openoffice.org.
> New users of the backport don't require any special instructions 
> those found at http://people.debian.org/~walters/gnome2.html.
> Current gnome2.2 backport users should do:
> apt-get update
> apt-get upgrade
> rm /var/cache/apt/archives/*freetype*
> dpkg -r --force-depends libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev freetype2-demos
> apt-get -f install
> The above will end up removing any packages that depend on freetype
> 2.1.3, so people using another package of openoffice.org will have to
> change to the semi-official version (see above link for mirrors).
Just installed it as your suggested steps. Works great here! 
I can now use the packages from that repository ... 

Thanks Jamie ... 


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