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I'm trying to install the new 2.0.2 version of Open Office in order to work around the freeze on save bug I have encountered with build 2.0.1.3. I am using ...
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    Weird Open Office 2.0 dependency error


    I'm trying to install the new 2.0.2 version of Open Office in order to work around the freeze on save bug I have encountered with build 2.0.1.3. I am using the RPM based install (the only way to install that I know of) and when I go to install i get this error.

    dexter RPMS # rpm -Uvih *rpm

    error: Failed dependencies:
    /bin/sh is needed by openoffice.org-core10-2.0.2-5


    When I look in /bin, sh is there and it is a symlink to bash. What gives?

    I am running Gentoo 2006.0 with kernel 2.6.16.1. I origanily used emerge to get Open Office, but after updates in portage and emerge --update world, the 2.0.1.3 build is the newest I can get, and it bugged for me. Even after a reinstall.

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    just emerge the binary version I have 2.0.2

    Code:
    emerge openoffice-bin
    if for some reason this isn't that version then use testing

    Code:
    echo "app-office/openoffice-bin ~x86" > /etc/portage/package.keywords
    edit: or if you want source based then 2.0.2 is in testing for that so

    Code:
    echo "app-office/openoffice ~x86" > /etc/portage/package.keywords
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    That worked, thanks!

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    no problem.


    just a side note the echo command can erase what you have in that file. I know this because I just did it and it erased every other program that I had unmasked. I don't know if this is repeatable of not but to be safe anytime you want to use a testing version of a program just the edit the file with nano or vim

    Code:
    nano /etc/portage/package.keywords
    then add appropriate entry
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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