OpenOffice 2.0 - Manual Installation
Alf.Vahau at upng.ac.pg
Fri Oct 28 05:25:43 UTC 2005
I downloaded OpenOffice 2.0 and unpacked it into a temporary directory.
When I attempted to install the rpm
packages, it failed and instead a message appeared pointing to the use
of alien program. This program was
ran on the rpm packages and converted them to debian ones with extension
I run the dpkg --install <package_name> but this failed to find the package.
I also tried use apt-get install but this failed to find the packages
too. I looked up the sources.list file under /etc/apt
and found that the reference was to packages on the CD Rom (in my case
the Warty distribution).
I commented out that line and inserted a line with the path to the
temporary directory containing the openoffice2.0 files.
It looked like this:
deb /path/to openofficef files
I executed the apt-get and dpkg --install commands again but these fail
to find the packages.
How can I tell apt-get to look in the temporary directory and install
the openoffice2.0 files?
Thanks for any pointers
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