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Debian security update to openoffice.org

Debian security update to openoffice.org

Posted Aug 3, 2012 18:19 UTC (Fri) by micka (subscriber, #38720)
Parent article: Debian security update to openoffice.org

Openoffice ?
I was very surprised to see that name. For a veeeery long time, it's been named libreoffice in debian. Openoffice is just a transitional package that depends on libreoffice.

Did they introduce a vulnerability in a transitional package ?


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Debian security update to openoffice.org

Posted Aug 3, 2012 18:46 UTC (Fri) by jimparis (subscriber, #38647) [Link]

>I was very surprised to see that name. For a veeeery long time, it's been named libreoffice in debian. Openoffice is just a transitional package that depends on libreoffice.

It is still openoffice in the most recently released stable version of Debian, which is still "squeeze". You're thinking of the unreleased testing distro, "wheezy"

As the advisory says:

> openoffice.org package has been replaced by libreoffice in testing (wheezy) and unstable (sid) distributions.

The versions they list for wheezy and sid are version numbers for the libreoffice packages.

Debian security update to openoffice.org

Posted Aug 3, 2012 19:08 UTC (Fri) by micka (subscriber, #38720) [Link]

Ah I read too fast, thanks.

Actually, I wasn't even thinking of wheezy but of sid (even if at the moment, they're not really different).

I had forgotten that there was something even older than Wheezy that still had security updates. Not that stable has no use : I have a NAS with Squeeze (because the trouble caused by a broken upgrade is greater when you don't even have console access), but of course I wouldn't install *office on it.


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