Re: [ANNOUNCE for PowerPC] OpenOffice.org 1.0.1rc and status update
I only wanted to say, that you can upgrade to OpenOffice.org-1.0.1rc3
But I have to say, too, that the dependencies are broken, but I am
working on this issue.
except libstdc++4 you can find the libs at
deb http://openoffice.vpn-junkies.de/openoffice unstable main contrib
Put this line into /etc/apt/sources.list and do:
apt-get update ; \
apt-get install openoffice.org openoffice.org-bin libstdc++4 \
The Mozillaadressbook is included, but does not working well.
This is known and I work in it!
On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 01:16:10PM +0200, Chris Halls wrote:
>I've finally got a build of 1.0.1 that seems to work well, and 1.0.1rc2
>should be available from the mirrors  by the time you read this. If you
>wish to stay with 1.0.0-6 while possible bugs are shaken out, please see the
>section about the new 'testing' apt source below. The official 1.0.1
>tarball is likely to be released this week; the remaining issues are with
>There is a detailed changelog for 1.0.0->1.0.1 here:
>Unfortunately, upstream have not provided a good upgrade solution for user
>settings from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1. Having seen corruption of settings in the
>user directory by 1.0.0 on several occasions, I am not prepared to provide a
>simplistic upgrade script that simply copies settings over from the 1.0.0,
>because any corruption will be carried forward and produce unexpected
>additional problems. My guess is that once 1.0.1 is out and users start
>discussing/complaining on the upstream lists, there will be discussion about
>how settings can be presevered and possibly a better solution can be found.
>For now I have modified our package to do the following:
> - Place the user install in ~/OpenOffice.org1.0.1
> (this is the default for installs from the .tar.gz, too)
> - If the wrapper sees an old settings directory in ~/.openoffice,
> print a warning that this directory is no longer used so the user can
> delete it when they are sure that the upgrade to 1.0.1 was sucessful.
>This way, it is possible to leave the settings from 1.0.0 around so that
>downgrades are possible should 1.0.1 turn out to be problematic.
>New 'testing' apt source
>After having uploaded a broken 1.0.1rc1 and confused a couple of people
>during the short period it was available, I have decided to make a new
>'testing' source available in addition to the 'unstable' source:
>- testing -
>deb <server-url> testing main contrib
> - Contains Package versions that have had a period of testing in 'unstable'
> and are not known to introduce new problems.
> - When a package set has been used for few days and is known not to
> introduce new bugs, it is made available in 'testing' by copying the
> Packages indexes from 'unstable'
> - Should be suitable for running in production environments.
> - Not exactly equivalent to the current testing/Woody in the Debian
> archives - these packages are still compiled on sid systems, although I
> try to make it easy to install on a Woody machine by mirroring the
> packages from sid that are needed (currently libgcc1 and possibly
> libfreetype6 in the near future). If we get round to explicitly
> compiling packages on Woody systems, they will end up in a 'woody'
> aptable source.
>- unstable -
>deb <server-url> unstable main contrib
> - This is the place where new packages versions will be made available
> - After a period of testing (the length depending on how significant the
> changes were), and provided no new bugs are found, the package versions
> will be made available in 'testing':
> [upload] ---> unstable --[manual intervention]--> testing
>OpenOffice.org for PowerPC
>Jan has been working hard on the PowerPC port, but progress is very slow.
>gcc 2.95 is no longer supported by the upstream developer for 1.0.1 (there
>is only one volunteer in addition to Jan), and there are still problems with
>builds of 1.0.1 with gcc3.1.1 on Debian and SuSE. Several problems have
>been uncovered in the glibc ports and other libraries. It looks like an
>official 1.0.1 upstream version will not be available at the same time as
>the other architectures, and consequently a .deb will also take longer.
>Thanks Jan for your hard work on this!
>Preperations for upload to Debian main
>These are the remaining showstoppers that I am aware of:
> - Remove non-free Java build dependency. At build time, Java is needed to
> create a set of XML files which are essential for the rest of the build.
> There are also Java components which are built later on and need non-free
> Java JDK APIs. We are hoping to alter the bootstrap process to use a
> free JDK and not build the rest. Peter is working on this.
> - Fix the remaining policy issues in the packaging. There are some files
> with the wrong permissions, and the documentation is not all installed in
> /usr/share/doc. We also need manpages for the openoffice and
> spadmin binaries. Is there anyone willing to put a manpage together for
> us? That is a contribution you can make without having to build the
> - Make .debs of libstlport4.5 that have been compiled with gcc3.0/1 and
>These are now packaging/policy-level issues so the .debs themselves should
>be reasonably stable now for normal use. You may like to consider using the
>new 'testing' apt source if you wish to install OOo in production
>Just a reminder, we are able to use the Debian bug tracking system (BTS)
>even though the packages are not yet 'official' . You can report bugs
>using the command:
>Rene Engelhard has packaged the German dictionaries. Depending on the
>variant you wish to use, you can get them from our OOo mirrors with:
>apt-get install openoffice.org-spellcheck-de-de
>apt-get install openoffice.org-spellcheck-de-at
>apt-get install openoffice.org-spellcheck-de-ch
>After installation, these dictionaries will be available in OOo, but you
>must enable them in
> Tools->Options->Language Settings->Writing aids->Edit modules
> -> Language=German
>Apart from that, we hope you enjoy 1.0.1!
>Debian OpenOffice.org team
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