Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Features, Office "OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend for all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things: multiple monitor support for Impress; improved Calc HTML export; enhanced Access support for Base; even more languages; automatic notification of updates."
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RE[2]: As RPMs
by John Nilsson on Wed 13th Dec 2006 02:41 UTC in reply to "RE: As RPMs"
John Nilsson
Member since:
2005-07-06

Does Smart's wide support for packaging systems mean I can install .rpm packages on my Debian system? Or .deb packages on my RPM-based system?

Short answer: no.

Long answer: no, unless you have the non-native package system installed in the same machine. Even then, that doesn't mean it would be a good idea.

Smart is not meant as an universal wrapper around different package formats. It does support RPM, DEB and Slackware packages on a single system, but won't permit relationships among different package managers. While cross-packaging system dependencies could be enabled easily, the packaging policies simply do not exist today.

This is not at all different from what you can already do. In fact, Debian has been shipping the RPM package manager for a few years now. "Possible" does not equal "good idea", and everybody should stick to their native package format.

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RE[3]: As RPMs
by hal2k1 on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:09 in reply to "RE[2]: As RPMs"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Does Smart's wide support for packaging systems mean I can install .rpm packages on my Debian system? Or .deb packages on my RPM-based system?

Short answer: no. //

It depends, actually.

OpenOffice packages are designed to have minimal dependencies. OpenOffice is largely standalone.

In that case, for OpenOffice.org, I'm fairly certain that smart would indeed allow you to install OpenOffice RPM packages on your Debian, Mandriva, Fedora, Slackware or SuSe system.

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