telling apt to ignore some package dependencies
joines at okstate.edu
Thu Nov 8 18:53:16 UTC 2007
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: telling apt to ignore some package dependencies
From: NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net>
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Date: Thu Nov 8 10:05:30 2007
> On 11/08/2007 07:11 AM, Jason Joines wrote:
>> I needed OpenOffice 2.3 in Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty and wanted the KDE
>> integration. The install from the packages from openoffice.org 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
> If you want to uninstall the Gutsy version, use these instructions to
> install the standard OOo:
> If you want a version with some added extras, install OxygenOffice:
> [download & install OOo_2.3.0_071010_unxlngi6_install.tar.gz for the
> english version]
> That said, you might want to look into installing Gutsy.
As mentioned in my original post, I'd already installed the debs
from openoffice.org. The kde integration did not work and the install
was buggy and kept freezing. Actually it would freeze almost my entire
display. I couldn't do anything with my running desktop other than move
the mouse pointer, couldn't select anything, change applications, and
couldn't change to virtual consoles. I either had to power the system
off and back on or connect to it via ssh from another system and restard
I'll check out OxygenOffice.
Yeah, I may do a Gutsy install at some point. I just have a lot of
stuff set up the way I want it and don't want to have to start over just
to get OpenOffice working as desired.
I'd still like to know if there's a way to tell apt to ingore the
dependencies just in openoffice.
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