telling apt to ignore some package dependencies

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Nov 8 21:46:47 UTC 2007

On 11/08/2007 10:53 AM, Jason Joines wrote:

>     As mentioned in my original post, I'd already installed the debs 
> from  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 
> kdm.

If I recall, I fixed that by installing ubuntu-desktop which installs
the necessary gnome libraries. You can then uninstall ubuntu-desktop,
install OOo, then switch back to kde. It been awhile since I had kde
running, so not 100% sure... my CRS keeps kicking in lately.

>     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.

Don't know in kde.

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