OpenOffice and Synaptic repositories, PPA, v2

R K Belew rik at
Sun Nov 1 22:42:23 UTC 2009

thanks for your hints Dave and NoOp.  NoOp, i  took your advise:

> R K can either upgrade to Jaunty, try the jaunty build:
> ...
> or install the official standard OOo:

since i already had the standard OO, but since it is v1
vs. the current v3, i used this as motivation to upgrade
to jaunty.

but i'm still having the same problem with getting
Synaptic, or apt-get, or aptitude, to install OO!?
the facts:

  * i have the OO repository in sources.list:

> rik at monk:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | tail -5
> #PPA openoffice-pkgs
> deb jaunty partner
> deb jaunty main
> deb jaunty main
> deb jaunty main

* gpg knows about the key:

> rik at monk:~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 247D1CFF
> Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 247D1CFF
> gpg: requesting key 247D1CFF from hkp server
> gpg: key 247D1CFF: "Launchpad PPA for Scribblers" not changed
> gpg: Total number processed: 1
> gpg:              unchanged: 1

* but Synaptic does NOT list OpenOffice as available under Origin.

* running sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; sudo apt-get 
dist-upgrade installed a few other upgrades, but NOT OO.

* and when i use apt-get to install  OO, it grabbed the official
standard (v1) version.

and again, i've followed about the same procedures
(getting the repository and PPA established) to
SUCCESSFULLY install (for example) Chromium!

* i wound up downloading the .deb.tar.gz file directly from Sun,
dropping down to dpkg and installing ala the instructions at

and NOW i have OOv3! and Synaptic seems aware of the package
(with a Local/Unknown origin).  but also still questions as to
what was broken?

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