View Full Version : [ubuntu] OpenOffice: Can't install due to dependencies
June 22nd, 2009, 01:56 PM
I did an apt-get remove openoffice.org because it had problems with the intention of reinstalling it. But now I can't get it to install because of dependencies that will not install. Is there a way that I can force the install of a complete OpenOffice suite? On Ubuntu 7.10.
June 22nd, 2009, 03:15 PM
after the failed install try
sudo apt-get install -f
June 22nd, 2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks. I'll try that tonight.
June 22nd, 2009, 10:20 PM
Ubuntu 7.10 is not supported anymore.
Hence apt-get will not work (the repositories have been moved).
I would recommend reinstalling 9.04 (or upgrading to 8.04LTS).
June 24th, 2009, 09:51 PM
You are correct that the -f switch did not help with the apt-get install on 7.10. I have to get a new graphics card before I install either 8.04lts or 9.04 because mine is no longer supported.
Thanks for the input. 9.04 is probably my best bet.
June 25th, 2009, 06:47 AM
I have to get a new graphics card before I install either 8.04lts or 9.04 because mine is no longer supported.
Really? I am surprised.
I know there have been occasional regressions in Ubuntu, but it would be bizarre for a card not to be supported at all.
Out of interest, what card is it? Perhaps post the output from:
lshw -class display
Oh, and the Gutsy repositories still exist somewhere, if you want to persevere with it. Try googling old-releases and ubuntu - there are lots of posts in this forum about it. Just can't remember the address.
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