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    Hi!

    Just wondering, which is the safest way to install libreoffice 4.2 on openSUSE 13.1?

    I can't seem to find it (even tumbleweed openSUSE STABLE doesn't have 4.2 :/)

    Regards.

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    Default Re: Safe Repo for LibreOffice 4.2?

    I do not know about "safest", but when I search with http://software.opensuse.org/search (where else?), I see 4.2.4.2 in openSUSE factory.
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    Yes, that i have seen. But is it safe to add that factory repo to my other repos?

    Thanks hcvv

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    Add it, install what you need and then disable it. Then you will have no problems in mixing other things. When you think you need a further version after some monthes or so, reenable for that action.
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    Thanks! Will do.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holden87 View Post
    Yes, that i have seen. But is it safe to add that factory repo to my other repos?
    You should add the LibreOffice:Factory for openSUSE 13.1, _not_ any factory repo:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/

    And yes, it should work fine. At least it did when I last tried it.

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    On 2014-06-22 13:56, hcvv wrote:
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    > Add it, install what you need and then disable it. Then you will have no
    > problems in mixing other things. When you think you need a further
    > version after some monthes or so, reenable for that action.


    It is not the openSUSE factory, but the LibreOffice factory, for 13.1.
    The naming is confusing.

    openSUSE Factory

    official release 4.2.4.2

    openSUSE 13.1

    official update: 4.1.5.3
    LibreOffice:Factory 4.2.4.2
    LibreOffice:Stable 4.1.6.2
    LibreOffice:Unstable 4.1.1.2


    It appears that the stable and unstable repos have been abandoned,
    because it is absurd that the unstable repo is behind the factory one,
    and that the stable repo has a more advanced version than the unstable
    one. And neither has a version even close to the one on 13.1 factory
    (which is not the same as factory 13.2).


    It is ab absolutely confusing situation.

    And the "official" opensuse wiki page does not clarify it.
    http://en.opensuse.org/LibreOffice

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    Default Re: Safe Repo for LibreOffice 4.2?

    Maybe I did not use the exact and correct name of a repository. But I pointed to the (IMHO) normal way to search for software. And that leads to a list (when clicking "Show other version" and then "Show unstable Packages") to a list that contains but one 4.2. version. The OP showed that he was perfectly able to follow this recipe. The name there says indeed "LibreOffice:Factory" whatever that may mean. But the simple option to use it is clicking on one of the links there, notwithstanding the name that is displayed with it.

    If something that has the word Factory in it is "safe" is something that everybody must decide for himself. The OP did not explan why he is not satisfied with the standard openSUSE 13.1 package ad thus I can not even start in weighting pros and cons.
    Henk van Velden

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    On 2014-06-22 19:36, hcvv wrote:
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    > Maybe I did not use the exact and correct name of a repository. But I
    > pointed to the (IMHO) normal way to search for software.


    I know, I know. I was only trying to add some extra info :-)


    > If something that has the word Factory in it is "safe" is something that
    > everybody must decide for himself.


    Me, I'm scared by that word. I will not use that LO in there, at least
    for my production systems.

    On other occasions, I installed the one from the stable repo, but that
    one seems dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post

    > If something that has the word Factory in it is "safe" is something that
    > everybody must decide for himself.


    Me, I'm scared by that word. I will not use that LO in there, at least
    for my production systems.
    Well, the "Factory" in the repo name refers to the fact that this repo's purpose is to create the packages for Factory.
    But it contains a stable LibreOffice version (4.2.4) and is available for 13.1 as well.

    On other occasions, I installed the one from the stable repo, but that
    one seems dead.
    I don't see it being dead.
    It contains 4.1.6, which is the latest 4.1 version (and is still supported upstream).

    It is used for preparing the online updates for openSUSE 13.1, so they cannot really switch to 4.2 there I suppose. ( I don't know why 4.1.5 is the highest version in the update repo and 4.1.6 has _not_ been released as update yet though)

    I think they created LibreOffice:Factory for LO 4.2 instead of using LibreOffice:Unstable because they wanted to completely overwork the packaging.
    Anyway, meanwhile 4.2 _is_ a stable release, so LibreOffice:Unstable would not be fitting any more.

    LibreOffice:Unstable does indeed seem to be dead though.

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