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Re: [ANNOUNCE for PowerPC] OpenOffice.org 1.0.1rc and status update

Hi ... 

I only wanted to say, that you can upgrade to OpenOffice.org-1.0.1rc3
on PowerPC.

But I have to say, too, that the dependencies are broken, but I am
working on this issue.

You need 
libstlport4.5gcc3.1 (>=4.5.3-5cjh2)
libc6-2.2.5 (>=2.2.5-9.1)

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 \
		libgcc1lib stlport4.5gcc3.1 

The Mozillaadressbook is included, but does not working well.
This is known and I work in it! 

		Have fun

On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 01:16:10PM +0200, Chris Halls wrote:
>OpenOffice.org 1.0.1rc2
>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 [1] 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
>non-Linux builds.
>There is a detailed changelog for 1.0.0->1.0.1 here:
>  http://tools.openoffice.org/releases/changelog.html
>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
>   first.
> - 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
>   package.
> - Make .debs of libstlport4.5 that have been compiled with gcc3.0/1 and
>   upload.
>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
>Reporting bugs
>Just a reminder, we are able to use the Debian bug tracking system (BTS)
>even though the packages are not yet 'official' [2].  You can report bugs
>using the command:
>reportbug openoffice.org
>German dictionaries
>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!
>Chris Halls
>Debian OpenOffice.org team
>[1] http://www.linux-debian.de/openoffice/mirrors.html
>[2] http://bugs.debian.org/openoffice.org

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