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Re: What is in openoffice.org-core04u?

Liam O'Toole wrote:

On Fri, 02 Jun 2006 08:53:22 -0700
Marc Shapiro <mshapiro_42@yahoo.com> wrote:
Liam O'Toole wrote:
On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 14:10:11 -0700
Marc Shapiro <mshapiro_42@yahoo.com> wrote:
Apt-cache depends shows openoffice.org-core04u as being dependant
on kdelibs4, which is, of couse, dependant on libarts1.
I have OpenOffice 2 installed from the tarball at openoffice.org,
and then converted using alien.  Apt is not showing anything else
from oo.o that is to be removed.  Is this file just for
compatibility with KDE? Can I safely remove it without making a
mess of OO.o, as long as I am not running KDE?
See the output of 'dpkg -s openoffice.org-core04u'.
That is the same as 'apt-cache show openoffice.org-core04u' which I
had already done:


Can anyone give me a clue as to whether I need this package, or not?

No, this is doing a lot more than providing KDE compatibility. Removing
it will cripple openoffice.

Are you running Sarge? OOo2 has been backported:


Note that the official openoffice.org-core packages (in Etch and Sid)
do not depend on kdelibs4; I expect that the same will be true of the
backported package.
Yes, I am running Sarge. I do not think that OOo had been backported when I installed the upstream packages. (I generally do not worry about backports.) I looked at the backports version since then but it has many other dependancies which the upstream version does not.

If I tell apt to do a dist-upgrade I get the following output:

$ sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
antlr gjdoc jikes kaffe kaffe-common kaffe-pthreads libgnujaxp-java libgnujaxp-jni libneon24 libwpd8 libxt-java openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core openoffice.org-java-common
openoffice.org-l10n-en-us python-uno
The following packages have been kept back:
openoffice.org-base remind
The following packages will be upgraded:
openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-math
5 upgraded, 16 newly installed, 1 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/90.7MB of archives.
After unpacking 203MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n

So it wants to upgrade only 5 of the upstream packages and install SIXTEEN NEW PACKAGES! I actually did do this, temporarily, but the ui fonts were not as nice and there was some flakiness with loading and saving packages. It would occaisionally give me an error to the effect that "BASIC is missing" or something like that. If I just clicked through the error it would load, or save, just fine, though.

I then deleted the new packages that it had installed, along with the updated OOo ones. Then I reinstalled the upstream versions of the packages that had been updated. This got me back to what I originally had, but the errors on loading and saving still occaisionally crop up. I am guessing that this is due to some confusion between the upstream and debian versions, since it only updated 5 of the packages. I had hoped that removing the Debian packages and reinstalling the upstream ones would fix things, but it seems not to have completely done so. I may have to uninstall OOo completely, and then install from scratch whichever version I decide to go with.

Marc Shapiro

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