Andrew Conkling on 2 Apr 2007 19:02:02 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] 2.2 debs

  • From: "Andrew Conkling" <>
  • To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] 2.2 debs
  • Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 15:01:58 -0400
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On 4/2/07, Turgut Durduran <> wrote:
If you absolutely have to have updated deb packages before they are packaged
for your distro, it is a much better idea to take the source deb from the
current release, replace the orig.tar.gz, and bump the version.  Using
packages, especially ones as complex as OOo, that aren't packaged properly is
playing russian roulette with your machine.

I'm not sure how they'd do on Edgy, but there are 2.2 packages for Ubuntu Feisty:

If the dependencies don't match, you could edit the debian/control
files in each source package and edit them for Edgy's packages. I
expect that would work just fine.

In general, the Ubuntu Packaging Guide covers this kind of thing
reasonably clearly:

Hope this helps,
Andrew Conkling
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