switching OOo2 from upstream to backports
I have OpenOfice.org 2.0 installed from the packages on the OOo site. I
am thinking of switching to the packages on backports (I am running
Sarge) since they do not depend on anything from KDE (I am told) and I
am trying to eliminate all of Gnome and KDE from my system. I have
backports in my /etc/apt/sources.list and previously did:
apt-get -u dist-upgrade
but that only upgraded *some* of the packages, and not the one
(openoffice.org-core4u) that depends on KDE libs. It seemed to work,
but there was some flakiness when loading and saving some files. I am
thinking that my best bet is to uninstall the version that I have,
rename ~/.openoffice.org2, and remove the .debs from
/var/cache/apt/archives before doing:
apt-get -u install openoffice.org openoffice.org-help
Is this really the best way to do this, or is there another way. Also,
when I do:
apt-cache show openoffice.org
I get both the 2.0 version from backports and the standard 1.1.3 version
from Sarge. Do I need to do anything special to insure that I get the
backports version, or will its higher version number automatically
insure that I get it?
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