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Old 09-16-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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LibreOffice stubbornly refuses to work


I'm on a Debian Squeeze system, newly installed. I installed LibreOffice from the backports, and aptitude wiped out OpenOffice (as expected). Later on the upgrade manager updated the following packages from 1.3.3.3.something to 1.3.4.3-1 (but left the other packages belonging to libreoffice to 1.3.3.3):

libreoffice-common
libreoffice-filter-mobiledev
libreoffice-style-galaxy

I didn't run LibreOffice before this update; I tried now, but it doesn't want to work.

First it was complaining about missing libraries, but a search showed them all to be under /usr/lib/libreoffice/basis3.3/program. I made symlinks to all of the .so files in that directory into /usr/lib, and now it seems as if it wants to run (the splashscreen appears), but then it gives the following error (when ran in the terminal):
Code:
The application cannot be started.
The component manager is not available.
Nothing more.

What to do?

Thanks.

Last edited by Changes; 09-17-2011 at 05:46 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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What specific error messages are thrown when you start LO from the command line?
 
Old 09-17-2011, 05:46 AM   #3
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Exactly what I wrote, nothing more, nothing less. Should have specified I was already running it in the terminal - original post now reflects this.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 08:37 AM   #4
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Do you have the soffice.bin file installed? You need the libreoffice-core installed in version 3.4. I think your easiest solution is a complete reinstall of libreoffice.
ciao,
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