Package should not depend on Open Office Writer

Bug #68464 reported by Jeremy Austin-Bardo on 2006-10-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
language-support-en (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

The package is demanding that Open Office Writer be installed. I DO NOT use Open Office or want it on my hard drive.

Currently some language-support-* packages depend on openoffice.org-help-* where as others don't (probably due to the package not existing in those languages). Trouble is that openoffice.org-help-* depends on openoffice.org-writer, that in turn depends on all of openoffice.org.

It seems that since xubuntu does not install openoffice.org (but instead abiword and gnumeric) that it would be nice for all language-support-* packages to suggest (or recommend) the installation of openoffice.org-help-* rather than a depend on it. This would allow xubuntu to install language-support-* packages and to use the language-selector package more effectively.

Changed in language-support-en:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Kyran (wouter-dullaert) wrote :

Thiis bug is still present in karmic. Openoffice should depend on language support: not the other way around!

JasonPorter (jasonporter) wrote :

In addition, the language support dependency causes OpenOffice.org to be installed by default on Ubuntu Server, which makes no sense at all. There's no GUI... why install OO.org and X11 dependencies and etc on a server?

JasonPorter (jasonporter) wrote :

oops... may have jumped the gun on that. the box I'm working on may have had standard Ubuntu desktop installed by mistake rather than the server version...

Can somebody confirm this bug please?

Changed in language-support-en (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for language-support-en (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in language-support-en (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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