View Full Version : [SOLVED] can't install oo or libreoffice on xubuntu 11.10

November 2nd, 2011, 12:26 PM

this is what I'm trying to do:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openoffice-pkgs/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

and this is what I get:

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
imageraw@T42:~$ sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... 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.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
openoffice.org : Depends: libreoffice but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

can you please help? thanks

November 2nd, 2011, 12:33 PM
something similar is happening if I try to install libreoffice...specifically the line

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

appears in the error message.

November 2nd, 2011, 12:41 PM
Hi, if you are still using Lucid, Open Office was installed by default and is available in Synaptic. The use of PPA's should not be necessary.

With the error message for Libre Office there should be a suggestion of a command to run to fix things.

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Silly me! Reread the thread title. I think Open Office has been deprecated for 11.10 and is no longer available, This is certainly true for my test install of - under development - Precise Pangolin.

November 2nd, 2011, 12:54 PM
installed from Synaptic. Error has disappeared on a sudo apt-get update.
thank you