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On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Paulo de Souza Lima <

Hi Jeff.

2011/3/29 Jeff Chimene <>

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Paulo de Souza Lima <

Well, any script that tries to be cross-distro like that is going to be
- such is the way of the world

Maybe someone could read it and improve the code.

I expect that it could be reworked to instantiate an API, so that
distro-specific scripts  could be created. Absent other volunteers, I'm
happy to help.

Well, you can download it here:, maybe you can do
better that me ;-)

OK, I'll take a look. Thanks for posting it.

It may be that bash is not a good choice for such a scripting task
probably part of why it's ugly). Have you considered Python?

Yes, I have. But I am not a programer and I know a little about bashscript.
I have done what I could with my "rustic tools" =D. Call it a "workaround".

To be specific, though, what is the additional stuff that exists outside

Also, I have to ask what is the additional stuff that those distros
adding that you feel should be included?

Good question. Mandriva is still distributed with OpenOffice 3.2 and so is
Fedora. I use Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.11, and LibreOffice 3.3.2, which aren't
the Ubuntu's repositories yet. So, I really don't know what those distros
are changing in original packages of LibreOffice.

You can look on the Debian repositories to get an idea what will be in
Ubuntu. See

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