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Autopackage is a new software packaging management system intended to be usable across multiple Linux distributions. Unlike traditional package formats such as RPM and DEB, autopackage checks for the presence of dependencies on the actual system files, rather than querying a database of package information.

This reduces compatibility issues with different package naming conventions, relaxes package version dependency and allows users to install the application without worrying about what package format is being used by his Linux distribution.

The Linux version of OpenOffice.org released by the Offical OOo homepage, as a third-party binary (when viewed from the point of view of Linux vendors) for download with frequent updates, highly matches the software delivery requirement being served and addressed by autopackage.

By providing OpenOffice.org in autopackage format, it will go a long way to simplify the Linux installation process without the need to consult the OpenOffice.org 2.x Setup guide (for setup procedures on various Linux distros out there).

OpenOffice.org in autopackage format discussion

Issue reported

  • Issue 46333: Native Linux install package using autopackage

Autopackage information for users and developers

To see how easy it is to install software in autopackage format, check out this how-to page:

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