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Postby LinuxHawk » 2005-12-08 03:15

I am trying to install a Back port program.
Namely OpenOffice 2.0
I went to < http://openoffice.debian.net/ >
and it told me ...
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** Latest news
2005-11-21: 2.0 sarge backport available on backports.org

The sarge backport of OOo 2.0.0-2 is done and will be available on backports.org when the archive setup is coplete there. For now, you can get it from www.backports.org/pending/openoffice.org (see http://www.backports.org).

Currently, this is i386 only, maybe powerpc will follow later...
Note that this backport is built with Blackdown Java 1.4 because otherwise I would have to backport gcc-4.0 etc, too (because of gij)..

You can get it with the following sources.list line:
deb http://www.backports.org/pending/openoffice.org ./
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So I went there and downloaded
< openoffice.org_2.0.0.orig.tar.gz 22-Oct-2005 02:17 185M >
There is no install... it only contains the following tar files.

file:/root/Desktop/Open2/openoffice.org-2.0.0/ooo-build/src/ooo680-m3-binfilter.tar.bz2
file:/root/Desktop/Open2/openoffice.org-2.0.0/ooo-build/src/ooo680-m3-core.tar.bz2
file:/root/Desktop/Open2/openoffice.org-2.0.0/ooo-build/src/ooo680-m3-core.tar.bz2.dfsg
file:/root/Desktop/Open2/openoffice.org-2.0.0/ooo-build/src/ooo680-m3-lang.tar.bz2
file:/root/Desktop/Open2/openoffice.org-2.0.0/ooo-build/src/ooo680-m3-system.tar.bz2
file:/root/Desktop/Open2/openoffice.org-2.0.0/ooo-build/src/ooo680-m3-system.tar.bz2.dfsg

Am I missing something??? There are no instructions.

Please give me a nudge in the right direction.

Thanks in advance...
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Postby Harold » 2005-12-08 04:24

Did you add the line to /etc/apt/sources.list as instructed?
Did you do apt-get update?
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Postby LinuxHawk » 2005-12-08 04:47

When I add the line:

< deb http://www.backports.org/pending/openoffice.org ./ >
or
< deb http://www.backports.org/pending/openoffice.org./ >

I get the following error when trying to apt-get update.

< Malformed line 8 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) >

Where and what should be added?
I just bought the Debian/GNU 3.1 Bible book and it is lacking in this area. I am reading through it though.

Thanks again...
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Postby Jeroen » 2005-12-08 10:06

The version with space should really work... you must have typo'd it.

The .orig.tar.gz is of no use for you, it contains the sources. If you want to download and install manually (strongly discouraged though), download the .deb files and dpkg -i them.
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Postby Harold » 2005-12-08 14:34

When I add the line:
< deb http://www.backports.org/pending/openoffice.org ./ >
or
< deb http://www.backports.org/pending/openoffice.org./ >
I get the following error when trying to apt-get update.
< Malformed line 8 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)Haw


That line works for me, so there probably is a typo. Keep working with it. There *must* be a space between "deb" and "http" and between "org" and "./". Otherwise, there should be no spaces in the line. Count you lines. Make sure that line 8 is the line you just added and is not a change you accidentally made to some other line.
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Solved... Thanks

Postby LinuxHawk » 2005-12-08 21:30

Open office 2.0 installed and new techniques learned.
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