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I have tried both; apt-get install openoffice.org apt-get -t unstable install openoffice.org they both give the same error, as follows; Reading Package Lists... Done Building Dependency Tree... Done Some packages ...
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    apt-get says it will not install packages


    I have tried both;
    apt-get install openoffice.org
    apt-get -t unstable install openoffice.org

    they both give the same error, as follows;

    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    openoffice.org: Depends: openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.3-6) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: openoffice.org-writer but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: openoffice.org-calc but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: openoffice.org-impress but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: openoffice.org-draw but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: openoffice.org-math but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: openoffice.org-base but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    I just installed debian yesterday and i don't have any prior linux experience except for knoppix live, which means any help is appreciated, expecially if you newb it down for me.

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    Is that Debian Sarge ?

    Did you make sure your /etc/apt/sources.list file is properly configured ?

    Check out this thread for an example of a working Debian Sarge's sources.list file :
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...ling-dvds.html
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    i installed the stable version using the net install cd.

    I have tried to edit the sources.list file but i need to do it as root and i don't know how. Like i said, I'm new to linux and even small things still need to be explained to me.

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    NVM just got it fixed. thanks for the help.

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