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Old 11-01-2009, 09:42 PM
R K Belew
Default OpenOffice and Synaptic repositories, PPA, v2

thanks for your hints Dave and NoOp. NoOp, i took your advise:

> R K can either upgrade to Jaunty, try the jaunty build:
> ...
> or install the official standard OOo:

since i already had the standard OO, but since it is v1
vs. the current v3, i used this as motivation to upgrade
to jaunty.

but i'm still having the same problem with getting
Synaptic, or apt-get, or aptitude, to install OO!?
the facts:

* i have the OO repository in sources.list:

> rik@monk:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | tail -5
> #PPA openoffice-pkgs
> deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ubuntu jaunty main
> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

* gpg knows about the key:

> rik@monk:~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 247D1CFF
> Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 247D1CFF
> gpg: requesting key 247D1CFF from hkp server pgp.mit.edu
> gpg: key 247D1CFF: "Launchpad PPA for OpenOffice.org Scribblers" not changed
> gpg: Total number processed: 1
> gpg: unchanged: 1

* but Synaptic does NOT list OpenOffice as available under
ppa.launchpad.net/main Origin.

* running sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; sudo apt-get
dist-upgrade installed a few other upgrades, but NOT OO.

* and when i use apt-get to install OO, it grabbed the official
standard (v1) version.

and again, i've followed about the same procedures
(getting the repository and PPA established) to
SUCCESSFULLY install (for example) Chromium!

* i wound up downloading the .deb.tar.gz file directly from Sun,
dropping down to dpkg and installing ala the instructions at

and NOW i have OOv3! and Synaptic seems aware of the package
(with a Local/Unknown origin). but also still questions as to
what was broken?

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