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    Oooh lala.
    Posted on Wednesday, October 10 @ 15:40:23 BST

    You will definitely be feeling a bit doolally if you decide to compile Open Office on Debian. To help you in your quest for compilation enlightenment, this post to debian-devel will probably be invaluable spiritual nourishment. But before you think about being macho and downloading the source and building from scratch, try the binaries.

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  • "Oooh lala." | Login/Create Account | 12 comments

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 2, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 10 @ 16:23:06 BST

    I downloaded StarOffice6beta and OpenOffice638C yesterday. A note to anyone running unstable, you need to use libc6 2.2.4-3 which had the fix for Mozilla, as 2.2.4-2 also cause *office to crash on installation.

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 10 @ 18:19:02 BST

    I *do* have libc6 2.2.4-3 installed, and the setup program still fails silently (both for staroffice and openoffice). Any ideas why?

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 11 @ 10:07:11 BST

    Maybe this can :

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    Crash, what crash... (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 10 @ 21:30:50 BST

    I installed so6-beta the other day, and I did not have one sigle problem installing and using. I'm still using it and it does not crash. I did not do anything other than download the .bin, chmod it and run it. (I did install it as a user and not as root)

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, December 01 @ 19:05:42 GMT

    I've followed all of the posts so far and 641b still crashs when running setup.

    I am running unstable, so I know it my own fault, but if anyone has got it working please post a reply.

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 1)
    by tplayford on Wednesday, October 10 @ 19:34:11 BST
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    I'm having horrible problems with staroffice 6 and the latest openoffice build. The install goes fine but when any of the menus (file, edit etc) are selected, it crashes.
    I guess I'm missing a library. Aonyone else have this problem / know a solution?

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 10 @ 21:11:46 BST

    My universal problem solver:

    apt-get distupgrade

    apt-get update

    apt-get upgrade

    dselect -> select -> spacebar -> enter

    and fix dependency problems

    choose install from dselect..


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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 10 @ 23:17:16 BST

    Shouldn't the apt-get dist-upgrade come after the apt-get update? Maybe that's jsut me, though. 😛

    - pr00f

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 11 @ 04:04:02 BST

    has anyone put up a apt source for open office yet?

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, March 07 @ 22:57:33 GMT

    there's one at

    deb potato main


    deb unstable/

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 11 @ 10:30:19 BST

    What about forgetting JDK (which is not very

    debian-friendly)? But it will not be for 638.

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    Re: Oooh lala. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, October 14 @ 12:56:19 BST

    when will openoffice be in sid? It is under the GPL isn't it?

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