OpenOffice 2.0 - Manual Installation
ryan.escarez at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 05:39:10 UTC 2005
On 10/28/05, Alfred Vahau <Alf.Vahau at upng.ac.pg> wrote:
> 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?
as you download OO.o for manual installation you don't have to use
apt, instead tell dpkg to do it, in the first error you are trying to
install a rpm package wich is need to be converted into deb files. the
following work around will solve your day.
conver first all the rpm files and tell dpkg to install it
$ sudo alien *rpm
$ sudo dpkg -i *deb
CEBB F1E4 1E39 EC48 F05D 6B72 9C11 DD88 5E39 E471
$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 0x5E39E471
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