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Re: switching OOo2 from upstream to backports

Marc Shapiro wrote:

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?

Is the backport for OOo broken?
Is there a problem with openoffice.org-base?

I just did:

   apt-get -u -t sarge-backports install openoffice.org

and got the following results:

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
openoffice.org: Depends: openoffice.org-base (> 2.0.1) but 2.0.0-4 is to be installed
E: Broken packages

Marc Shapiro

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