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Postby zolly » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:07 pm

The default repositories for Linux Mint doesn't have the latest package.
I use the a repository from Ubuntu 7.04.
Attention: there is a problem with OpenOffice: first you have to uninstall the Open Office which is installed with Linux Mint (I have the same problem with Ubuntu 7.04). Then you can install the latest packages (until the default repositories for Linux Mint will be updated):

These are the steps:

1) use Synaptic Package Manager to uninstall the current components of OpenOffice
2) in Synaptic -> Settings -> Repositories -> Third Party -> Add: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted
3) click Close
4) If you will have problem with broken errors use: Edit->Fix broken packages
5) click Reload
6) you can select the components for OpenOffice 2.1-1ubuntu1
6') you can update other programs too (e.g. Firefox)

I don't recomand to update entire system !!!
Deactivate(unmark) the repository when you finish.


I hope the default repositories of Linux Mint will be updated.

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Postby hairy_Palms » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:20 am

yea i did this a while back, but then i just thought "what the hell" and upgraded everything :) now im happy on my feisty system :)

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Postby Adler » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:14 pm

Great Post!

I've got to try this. I love trying to break things. LOL!

Adler

Phoenix, Arizona

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Postby starkey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:24 am

I can't update the OpenOffice Suite, Synaptic tells me there are broken packages, I did all the steps you wrote.

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Postby zolly » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:39 am

I wrote that it is important to uninstall the current OpenOffice packages before making those steps. If you have the broken packages error use Edit->Fix broken packages

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Postby starkey » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:10 pm

D'oh, I didn't read that :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: , I installed the complete openoffice from the clem's guide http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=381

I can't uninstall these, synaptic doesn't want


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