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Re: How to install an older version (3.0) of OpenOffice?

Hi Johan,

Thank you very much for your answer!

I feared to mess up my system even more when installing from older
debian packets and finally managed to finish the slides even with
ooimpress being painfully slow.  I then made everybody wait when
presenting them :(  

For the next presentation though I better look for some other

And maybe I better give up to use sid on the laptop I use for this kind
of occasions :)

schroot and lxc look very interesting, thanks :)

Thanks again for your help,


On Sat, 2011-02-12 at 11:33 +0100, Johan Grönqvist wrote:
> 2011-02-12 08:32, Dietrich Bollmann skrev:
> > Does somebody know from where and how to install Impress 3.0 ?
> > I am using Debian sid.
> I have no idea if it will work with a current sid, but older debian 
> packages are available via the "snapshot" service. See 
> <http://snapshot.debian.org/binary/openoffice.org-impress/> for 
> different versions of impress.
> I assume you will need to install other packages from snapshot as well, 
> but I do not know how that is best achieved without risking your sid 
> installation, apt-pinning or schroot come to mind, but I have not tried 
> those with snapshot myself, so I do not know if it will work.
> Personally, if I would need to get it to work quickly, and without 
> risking the debian installation (by mixing library versions) I would 
> probably install lenny in a virtualbox environment, and then add the 
> relevant line to snapshot.debian.org in my apt sources. Then I would try 
> to install impress 3.0 from there, but schroot or perhaps lxc would 
> probably work just as well.
> As I said, I never tried anything using snapshots, so all of this is 
> just guessing.
> / johan

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