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Old 06-15-2011, 10:22 AM   #16
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rye@Bullsnake:~$ apt - cache policy libreoffice
apt: invalid flag: -
Every time you have been advised to run a command so far what you have posted in response indicates that you haven't managed to type the command correctly. Try reading more carefully or using copy/paste to copy the commands from the browser window to a command prompt.

Are you reading all the replies before you do something? I ask because it has already been established that the output of the apt-cache command is not an accurate reflection of whether or not you have LibreOffice installed. As such there's not really any point running it. Also you have posted two replies without answering the question of which version of Ubuntu you are using. It is important that you read everything that has been posted in the thread since you last read it.

Please tell us what version of Ubuntu you are using and also try installing the libreoffice package as I indicated.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #17
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Now I'm being told that there is no Libreoffice package.
I'm dazed and confused
 
Old 06-15-2011, 06:54 PM   #18
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After all this work, it told me that there was no libreoffice package.
I ran
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/*.deb
it told me that there was a lot of output and that I should pipe it through less.
I tried that, but I'm not sure of the proper command.
I got nowhere with it..I'm still as lost as I was when I started this thread.
 
Old 06-16-2011, 02:40 AM   #19
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After all this work, it told me that there was no libreoffice package.
I ran
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/*.deb
it told me that there was a lot of output and that I should pipe it through less.
I tried that, but I'm not sure of the proper command.
I got nowhere with it..I'm still as lost as I was when I started this thread.
TO INSTALL Libreoffice Follow This!
1-sudo apt-get purge openoffice.**
2-sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
3-sudo apt-get update
4-sudo apt-get install libreoffice
5-sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
6-sudo apt-get install language-support-en

If i missed typed you can find this at: http://www.webupd8.org
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:54 AM   #20
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I ran
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/*.deb
What? Why did you run that command? Have you downloaded libreoffice packages? If so, where did you download them from and why?

Did you try using the apt-get command I've now suggested twice or not? If not, why not? If so, what happened when you did?

Again, what version of Ubuntu are you using? If you don't know how to find this information see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ch...rUbuntuVersion

You are making it very, very difficult for people to help you. I've given you a very simple command to try, then you post back saying you've done something else entirely! Your last two posts raise more questions whilst failing to answer any of those which have been asked of you already. When people ask you questions, answer them. We're not asking them for the sheer hell of it. We're asking them to try and help you!
 
Old 06-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #21
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libreoffice again..what happened to the thread?

I still have libreoffice sitting on my desktop.
It appears to have been installed, but now I'm being told that there is no package.
I had many suggestions, but now, I can't even find the thread, and I'm still exactly where I was when I started.
I'm a newbie here. I have no idea what's going on.
Thanks
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:02 PM   #22
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-there-886147/

Just click on your own name and then select "Find more posts by..."
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:56 PM   #23
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Could not open location 'file:///home/rye/libreoffice%20/home/rye/Desktop/LibO_3.4.0rc2_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_en-US/DEBS/libobasis3.4-en-us-help_3.4.0-12_i386.deb%20/home/rye/Desktop/LibO_3.4.0rc2_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_en-US/DEBS/libobasis3.4-en-us-help_3.4.0-12_i386.deb'
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:58 PM   #24
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Could not open location 'file:///home/rye/libreoffice%20/home/rye/Desktop/LibO_3.4.0rc2_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_en-US/DEBS/libobasis3.4-en-us-help_3.4.0-12_i386.deb%20/home/rye/Desktop/LibO_3.4.0rc2_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_en-US/DEBS/libobasis3.4-en-us-help_3.4.0-12_i386.deb'

Still lost
 
Old 06-16-2011, 06:01 PM   #25
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As stated before, read the answers you get, and then answer to the questions you were asked. No one will be able to help (and will want to help) you if you simply don't reply and do as you were asked.
 
Old 06-16-2011, 07:00 PM   #26
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Hi rye37,

In Ubuntu, up to 10.04 Lucid Lynx Openoffice is included by default. After that (or is it after 11.04 Maverick?) you get Libreoffice by default.

The easy way is to run
Code:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice
In reply, apt will either install libreoffice, or tell you that it can't find the package libreoffice. In the latter case run
Code:
sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
You will almost certainly be told that openoffice.org is already the latest version; if not, it will either be updated or installed.

Don't worry if you have Openoffice rather than Libreoffice. Both are fine: they are pretty much the same thing. If you want something lighter and quicker to start, try Abiword (word processer only)

You've had shovel-fulls of good advice. Don't let it choke you. The people here are pretty good, really.
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:00 PM   #27
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Still lost
Yeah, evidently. I don't think I've ever encountered someone who has asked for help then made it so bloody difficult to help them. Maybe you should try finding someone you can talk to in person because you apparently lack the skills required to get help in an on-line forum. I don't wish to sound rude when I say that, but seriously, look at this thread. What part of answering questions is it that you are unable to comprehend? You have to help people to help you. What you're doing is preventing people from helping you. Your written English seems fine so presumably you are also able to read it and we're not dealing with a language barrier.

I see you have another thread here where you start talking about OpenOffice then LibreOffice but you appear to have given up on it and then started this one.


This is turning in to a bit of challenge so I'm going to give you one last chance. Please read the following question and then post a reply that contains the answer to the question and nothing more:

What version of Ubuntu are you using?


If you post a reply containing anything other than the answer to that question then you're beyond help. If you actually mange to provide the answer then we can proceed from there. The reason for asking the question is that LibreOffice only became part of Ubuntu in the most recent version.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #28
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Just click on your own name and then select "Find more posts by..

Thank you
 
Old 06-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #29
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Depending on what version of Ubuntu you are using it comes preinstalled by default.

If not a simple sudo apt-get install libreoffice will install it.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #30
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Depending on what version of Ubuntu you are using it comes preinstalled by default.

If not a simple sudo apt-get install libreoffice will install it.
I wish that was true,Craig..

this is the output I got, using that command

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libreoffice
 
  


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