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    Installing openoffice question


    Hi folks,

    Gentoo amd64
    Gnome-light

    # emerge -pv openoffice
    Code:
    These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
    
    Calculating dependencies
    !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "openoffice" have been masked.
    !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
    - app-office/openoffice-2.0.4_rc1-r1 (masked by: package.mask, package.mask, ~am d64 keyword)
    # 2005/10/24 Simon Stelling <blubb@gentoo.org>
    # Don't even try to compile openoffice-2.x, it won't work.
    
    - app-office/openoffice-2.0.3 (masked by: package.mask, -amd64 keyword)
    Whether add "openoffice" on /etc/make.conf
    USE="............. openoffice"

    Then run
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge openoffice.

    TIA


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    See my reply in the other thread about unmasking packages. I'd suggest emerging the binary version of openoffice (openoffice-bin) since it's much faster.

    Wait, cancel that, I've just checked on packages.gentoo.org and it seems openoffice 2.0.3 is not masked, but marked stable, which means you shouldn't be getting those messages. When was the last time you ran emerge --sync?

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    Hi psic,

    See my reply in the other thread about unmasking packages.
    I'll check it later.

    Wait, cancel that, I've just checked on packages.gentoo.org and it seems openoffice 2.0.3 is not masked, but marked stable, which means you shouldn't be getting those messages. When was the last time you ran emerge --sync?
    IIRC, I did not run "emerge --sync" before.

    Others noted with tks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis
    IIRC, I did not run "emerge --sync" before.
    You should run this every now and then (but not more than once a day), since it synchronises your portage tree. This way portage knows the latest versions of applications to install.

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    I suggest you emerge openoffice-bin unless you have lots of time to wait for OOo to compile and lots of disk space to hold the temporary files create during the compilation.

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    Hi daark.child,

    Tks for your advice.

    I suggest you emerge openoffice-bin unless you have lots of time to wait for OOo to compile and lots of disk space to hold the temporary files create during the compilation.
    I was told to build OOo from binary. Openoffice on amd64 is a not so nice but java will get it fixed during the build process. I have not decided to go which way yet. Download OOo package and run installation from openoffice-bin will take less time but may have problem running on amd64. Building OOo from binary will take longer time. Space is not a problem. I have 10G each on /home and /usr partition respectively. /root has 2G.

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    Hi psic,

    You should run this every now and then (but not more than once a day), since it synchronises your portage tree. This way portage knows the latest versions of applications to install.
    # emerge --sync

    It went throught w/o problem.

    # emerge -pv openoffice
    Code:
    These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
    
    Calculating dependencies
    !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "openoffice" have been masked.
    !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
    - app-office/openoffice-2.0.4_rc1-r1 (masked by: package.mask, package.mask, ~amd64 keyword)
    # 2005/10/24 Simon Stelling <blubb@gentoo.org>
    # Don't even try to compile openoffice-2.x, it won't work.
    
    - app-office/openoffice-2.0.3 (masked by: package.mask, -amd64 keyword)
    
    For more information, see MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge man page or
    refer to the Gentoo Handbook.
    Still the same warning.

    B.R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis
    Hi psic,



    # emerge --sync

    It went throught w/o problem.

    # emerge -pv openoffice
    Code:
    These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
    
    Calculating dependencies
    !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "openoffice" have been masked.
    !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
    - app-office/openoffice-2.0.4_rc1-r1 (masked by: package.mask, package.mask, ~amd64 keyword)
    # 2005/10/24 Simon Stelling <blubb@gentoo.org>
    # Don't even try to compile openoffice-2.x, it won't work.
    
    - app-office/openoffice-2.0.3 (masked by: package.mask, -amd64 keyword)
    
    For more information, see MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge man page or
    refer to the Gentoo Handbook.
    Still the same warning.

    B.R.
    satimis
    It means that openoffice isn't available for your architecture yet, see the comment saying it wont even compile, don't try.
    If you are going to try anyways, you can consult man portage
    Code:
    man portage
    It'll have instructions there on how to unmask packages, be warned though they are masked for good reason and might be harmful.
    Then you can come back with the failed error from this if you want, but bewarned.

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    You can unmask it by doing
    Code:
    #echo "app-office/openoffice ~amd64" >> /etc/portage/keywords
    Personally I wouldn't bother unmasking it if the devs say that it won't compile on your platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child
    You can unmask it by doing
    Code:
    #echo "app-office/openoffice ~amd64" >> /etc/portage/keywords
    Personally I wouldn't bother unmasking it if the devs say that it won't compile on your platform.
    Half right, if you read it all it's also masked by package.mask.

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