telling apt to ignore some package dependencies

Jason Joines joines at
Thu Nov 8 15:11:54 UTC 2007

    I needed OpenOffice 2.3 in Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty and wanted the KDE 
integration.  The install from the packages from kept 
freezing and the KDE integration did not work at all.  So, I downloaded 
the debs from the Ubuntu archive for 7.10 Gutsy and forecefully 
installed them.  They seem to work great.  However, when I try to 
install anything else apt-get complains about all the broken 
dependencies with openoffice packages and won't install anything else.  
I thought apt_preferences might be able to handle this.  Is there any 
way I can tell it just to ingore all the openoffice dependency issues?

Jason Joines

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