[Techtalk] "I need to use Windows because ..."

Stephanie Boyd slb at ixtab.org.uk
Sun Aug 11 17:40:06 EST 2002

On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 10:08:55AM +1000, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > OpenOffice is an impressive program, but it's SO hard to install!
> > I've fought with it on three different machines, trying different
> > options each time, and I always end up spending at least an hour
> > before I get something that works.  I wish someone would package
> > up an OpenOffice RPM that just sticks the software in the right
> > place and doesn't require any further installation.  Is it easier
> > on Debian?
> There isn't even a package for Debian, so far as I can discover.

OpenOffice has been packaged for Debian, but it has not yet been uploaded to
the main archive.  More info on the Debian package and mirrors from which
it can be downloaded is available at:
I am currently running 1.0.1-4 on my machine (Debian Sarge with a 2.4.18
kernel) and it seems to work just fine (although I haven't done any major
projects on it as yet). I did have a few niggling installation problems, but 
as that was with an earlier release, these may have been ironed out.

Incidentally, getting the package into the main archive seems to be on
their todo list.


Stephanie Boyd

	Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
							-- W.C. Fields
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