[SOLVED] Do I have two versions of LibreOffice installed?
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Having read about the latest LibreOffice version, I felt tempted to try it out. I uninstalled the default version on my Ubuntu machine and downloaded the .deb from the LibreOffice site and installed it. The new office has since worked without any trouble.
A few days later I decided to dump Unity and go back to Gnome. So I installed Ubuntu-Gnome-Desktop.
It was then that I noticed two versions of LibreOffice on the application dash (I think, because there are two sets of icons for each office application- see the attached screenshot).
Did Gnome install its own version of LibreOffice with it? Does it really have one? I don't know.
Whichever icon I use to launch the app, the office however always brings up the latest version. So, there's no problem in terms of application errors. As I thought there's no need to have an extra version of an app and eat up my space, I tried to uninstall through Aptitude, but it doesn't 'remove' LibreOffice.
ii libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 GStreamer backend for LibreOffice ii libreoffice-base-core 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- shared library ii libreoffice-calc 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- spreadsheet ii libreoffice-common 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 all office productivity suite -- arch-independent files ii libreoffice-core 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- arch-dependent files ii libreoffice-draw 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- drawing ii libreoffice-gnome 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- GNOME integration ii libreoffice-gtk 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- GTK+ integration ii libreoffice-impress 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- presentation ii libreoffice-math 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- equation editor ii libreoffice-ogltrans 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 LibreOffice Impress extension for slide transitions using OpenGL ii libreoffice-pdfimport 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 PDF Import component for LibreOffice ii libreoffice-presentation-minimizer 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 all transitional package for the LibreOffice presentation minimizer ii libreoffice-style-galaxy 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 all office productivity suite -- Galaxy (Default) symbol style ii libreoffice-style-human 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 all office productivity suite -- Human symbol style ii libreoffice-style-tango 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 all office productivity suite -- Tango symbol style ii libreoffice-writer 1:4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 office productivity suite -- word processor ii libreoffice4.4 22.214.171.124-3 amd64 Brand module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-base 126.96.36.199-3 amd64 Base brand module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-calc 188.8.131.52-3 amd64 Calc brand module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-debian-menus 4.4.0-3 all LibreOffice 4.4 desktop integration ii libreoffice4.4-dict-en 184.108.40.206-3 amd64 En dictionary for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-dict-es 220.127.116.11-3 amd64 Es dictionary for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-dict-fr 18.104.22.168-3 amd64 Fr dictionary for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-draw 22.214.171.124-3 amd64 Draw brand module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-en-us 126.96.36.199-3 amd64 Brand language module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-impress 188.8.131.52-3 amd64 Impress brand module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-math 184.108.40.206-3 amd64 Math brand module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-ure 220.127.116.11-3 amd64 UNO Runtime Environment .0.3 ii libreoffice4.4-writer 18.104.22.168-3 amd64 Writer brand module for LibreOffice 4.4 .0.3 ii uno-libs3 4.4.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty1 amd64 LibreOffice UNO runtime environment -- public shared libraries
I've omitted a few lines from the result that contained libraries. Apart from those, it looks to me like there are two versions, no? One is 4.4.0~rc3, and another is 22.214.171.124-3.
And veerain, I had already checked from the "About" menu, clicking anyone of the icons launches version 126.96.36.199 -- only their build IDs are different. The flat icons bring up Build ID: de093506bcdc5fafd9023ee680b8c60e3e0645d7, while the Numix round icon launches Build ID: 40m0(Build:3).
would be a good start, depending on which version of libreoffice you want to get rid of. Being lazy, I'd just pull up synaptic, decide which version I want to get rid of, and delete all files associated with that version.
Thanks RockDoctor for mentioning the Synaptic But you say that's the way for the lazy! I'd say it was more tedious, but it actually gave me the peace of mind that every candidate of the package that I didn't want was removed.
And yes, veerain, I removed the rc, although it took away the beautiful Numix icon for LibreOffice -- now that rectangular default icon sits on the launcher, but I can live with that!
This was probably a simple problem to resolve, but I learned about a great tool in the discussion: the command