Daily Archives: April 17, 2008

OOHanzi on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

I’ve started using Hardy Heron in its beta incarnation. Right now, it is not possible to use my repository to install OOHanzi on Hardy. The interface to install Open Office extensions has changed very slightly but that causes installation of my extensions to fail. A few notes:

  1. If you upgrade to Hardy form Gutsy, all the OOHanzi packages will be uninstalled.
  2. The packaging system will not prevent you from reinstalling OOHanzi on Hardy after you upgrade from Gutsy but the installation will get stuck. So do not install OOHanzi on Hardy by using the automatic method yet.
  3. It is possible to do a manual installation as documented here.
  4. It is possible to do a semi-manual installation by installing java-unihan-oosupport from the repository and then installing the oounihan and oohanzi extensions manually. The actual steps to perform this are left as an exercise for the reader.

I’m planning to fix this problem before Hardy goes gold but I have a lot of other things to do so I may delay the release for later. If you use OOHanzi and are just burning to move to Hardy, please leave a comment. It will incite me to do this faster.