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Old 11-27-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Some extensions won't load in Libre Office running in Linux Mint Debian Edition


I have already posted this in the Linux Mint forum, and asked the question on the Libre Office site, but have yet to receive an answer. Perhaps I will be luckier here...


Hi there. I am fairly new to Linux, but not to computers.

I installed LMDE 32-bit Cinnamon edition on my Acer TravelMate 2420 laptop, recently. When trying to add some extensions into Libre Office (Version: 4.1.3.2, Build ID: 410m0(Build:2), some install fine, but others give me an error message, like this one:

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(com.sun.star.lang.DisposedException) { { { Message = "Binary URP bridge disposed during call", Context = (com.sun.star.uno.XInterface) @-4eb86870 } } }
The same extensions worked just fine when I had Lubuntu 14.04 installed on the same laptop. (The extensions also work fine on my Win7 computer, though I could't tell you which build for Libre Office, as I am not next to it... I know, I know... I'm slowly working on switching that one to Linux...)

Has anyone seen this before? Any idea how to fix this?

The extensions that cause this problem are as follow:
Grammalecte(pack) 5.2 (A dictionary and grammar checker for French language text)
Linguist 1.5.1
Openclipart.org integration 0.1.4
Pyton Calender for Calc 4.0.1
 
Old 11-28-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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I can not read the language used on Grammalecte website however the other three look to only be compatible with Libreoffice 4.0 or some of the 3.X series. Many extensions in my experience failed to load if made for a different version build. As to what to do to fix the problem I could not tell you.
 
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. I didn't notice before. Since Grammalecte is the most important to me, I will have to check with them directly.
 
Old 11-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #4
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I tried out Linguist and it installed and ran with no problems at all. I'm using Libreoffice Version: 4.3.4.1 on Debian Jessie. There is a warning on the Linguist extension website:

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Warning
This product has not had a release in over 1 year and may no longer be maintained.
jdk

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Old 11-29-2014, 06:56 AM   #5
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I tried out Linguist and it installed and ran with no problems at all. I'm using Libreoffice Version: 4.3.4.1 on Debian Jessie. There is a warning on the Linguist extension website:


jdk
Thanks for the input.

I know about the warning, but it looks to me that they post that warning about any extension that has reached stable status and therefore have not had any work done on them for a while... so I'm not sure it means it can't be trusted or that it won't work...

I'll see about getting the latest Libre Office version (as it seems, from what you're saying, that there is a later version than the one I am using...), and if not, I'll contact the people at Grammalecte...
 
Old 11-30-2014, 10:32 PM   #6
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I have now uninstalled the version of Libre Office which came with Linux Mint Debian Edition (4.1.3.2), and installed the latest still version from the libreoffice.org website (4.3.4.1), using the .deb files provided there. All my extensions now work.

I am guessing that now, I have to manually update the program? I looked at the possibility of adding the Libre Office PPA to my source of repositories using
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
but every web page I see on the subject mentions that method being suited for Ubuntu, not Debian, and I don't know if that would mess things up. I would have liked to have Libre Office included in the automatic software updates in LMDE... Any idea if it would work anyway?
 
Old 11-30-2014, 11:29 PM   #7
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Adding a PPA to Debian (LMDE) is a good way to break something. PPAs are for Ubuntu not Debian and the two OS' are not binarily compatible. Having said that many do work but when something does break it breaks well.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 11:53 PM   #8
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Out of curiosity I also used Libreoffice's extension manager to install Grammalecte. It installed version 0.4.6 (Grammalecte Pack 5.2.2) flawlessly. What method did you use to install (or try to install) these extensions?
jdk
 
Old 12-01-2014, 11:45 AM   #9
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Adding a PPA to Debian (LMDE) is a good way to break something. PPAs are for Ubuntu not Debian and the two OS' are not binarily compatible. Having said that many do work but when something does break it breaks well.
I already knew that Ubuntu and Debian were not binary compatible, but I didn't know whether that would affect things when it came to a PPA for a third party software.
(Put it this way: I still knew enough to be suspicious and double-check before doing anything of the sort...)


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Out of curiosity I also used Libreoffice's extension manager to install Grammalecte. It installed version 0.4.6 (Grammalecte Pack 5.2.2) flawlessly. What method did you use to install (or try to install) these extensions?
jdk
I originally installed them through the Extension manager. That's where the error was coming up. Once I uninstalled the Libre Office version that came with Linux Mint Debian Edition, and installed the latest stable version downloaded directly from the Libre Office website, I went back to the Extension Manager to reinstall the extensions I wanted and, lo and behold, they were already all installed and functioning properly...

Last edited by lake_wrangler; 12-01-2014 at 12:22 PM.
 
Old 12-03-2014, 02:03 PM   #10
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I just happened to go to the Grammalecte website, and it turns out that it is supposed to be compatible with Libre Office 3.3.1+, so it should have worked just fine with the version provided by LMDE. So I don't know what happened.

For now, I will keep using it as is, since it's working, but the nerd in me will probably try to uninstall that latest version and try to get the older version installed again, to see if the extensions will work this time... maybe Libre Office had not installed properly, the first time around?
 
  


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