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 Post subject: how to force
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:02 pm 
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Whenever I try to finish installing the different packages for openoffice [have a multi-decade project which must have openoffice], and have successfully completed install of all but those marked "en-us", can install the initially required plain "en-us", but when try to install the follow-on ones [en-us-base; en-us-writer; etc.] which can only be installed if the simple "en-us" one is installed, then get message that cannot install because required "en-us" is not installed [which it is: installed, uninstalled; reinstalled; etc.]. Have tried new download in case that was not intact [but used it elsewhere and OK] and tried an older [4.0] version which have on dvd and proven to be good, but keep getting the same blockage and message.
Only other option I can see is to try to force the install of these last 6 or 7 packages, but when I use the "dpkg --force -i -any en-us-base* or other reorganized variations am told that am using wrong input.
Hope someone has familiarity with these procedures as I can't seem to get it to work.


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 Post subject: Re: how to force
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:06 pm 
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Do you really mean OpenOffice or are you meaning LibreOffice?

LibreOffice is installed by default in UberStudent. You don't need OpenOffice. LibreOffice does everything (and more) that OpenOffice does.

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 Post subject: Re: how to force
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 5:23 pm 
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Yes, do mean OpenOffice. I like LibreOffice, but even before the recent divergence between the two, there were certain specialty items that did not operate the same between the two [I have book format operation with many special requirements]. For new material, LO is fine, but for this older and complicated long-running project, OO is required. Suppose could just switch to other OS whenever need to work on the book, but would like to try to have it workable on Uberstudent as well.
Appreciating any insight on this, Bil VERCH


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 Post subject: Re: how to force
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 4:16 am 
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There's nothing I can really do. No one even packages OOo for Debian/Ubuntu any longer. :|

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 Post subject: Re: how to force
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 10:32 pm 
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Actually, I recently completed the installation of Apache OpenOffice into Debian Jessie OS -- no problems and using same install media /download that keeps stalling at that one point in Uberstudent.
Of course Ubuntu may be considerably different than Debian, this is the only Ubuntu related OS I've had experience with.
But other item is that not asking for install help per se, but simply if anyone has experience with the "force" system of commands. I thick these should work, but I don't seem to be using them correctly; if anyone out there has knowledge of how to string these together, would appreciate your help.


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 Post subject: Re: how to force
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 2:41 am 
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You can try temporarily adding the Jessie repo, installing OOo, and then immediately disabling the repo.

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 Post subject: Re: how to force
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:00 pm 
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OK, now have both OpenOffice and LibreOffice available for use.
On internet got data procedure from "Unofficial Apache OO Debian repository (/projects/apacheoo-deb/)
Then "sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 90127F5B"
Then to "/etc/apt/sources.list " file I added (used vi which has to be installed, but is in software list):
"deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/projec ... deb/debian testing main"
Then installed the various packages that comprise OO [some installed via the extracted apache OO deb download, others when accepted installer's option of using a online downloadable package].
As even after checking the software listing that all installed and applied, there was no recognition of its presence for use, then invoked it via command: "/opt/openoffice4/program/soffice" which not only brought it up, but also now has it listed as soffice under LibreOffice when click "other option" for openning a file.
So don't need to follow the AOO advice of deleting LO in order to use OO -- can have both available.


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 Post subject: Re: how to force
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:09 pm 
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You need to follow the directions atop your /etc/apt/sources.list for where to place your own deb repo sources in UberStudent.

There's no need to use vi, but you can if you want to. You can just hit Alt+F2 and run
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gksu geany /etc/apt/sources.list
Then make your edits and save.

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