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SaintDanBert 10-27-2011 12:42 AM

libreoffice v3.4 install did not succeed -- not sure why
 
I tried to follow published instructions to
  • remove openoffice
  • remove previous libreoffice
  • download and unpack tar-balls for v3.4
  • install the DEB files
All of that seemed to work fine, but libreoffice v3.4 was not in the menu's and was not available to any of the various desktop and command line ways one might try to launch things.

I could use locate and find the various parts of the application suite but it was messy to get things to work.

Since I'm installing DEB files that I presume work well enough,
I'm asking this question here thinking that I have done something wrong dancing with the package(s).

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan

Phil k. 10-27-2011 06:36 PM

Hey SaintDanBert, could it be that openoffice.org did not install in the correct location - if this happens it may be difficult to locate.

Try launching the program via command line like this:

$ libreoffice &

If you are able to launch the program then, it would mean that the package is installed in an unrecognized location for the system to synchronize it into the program list for easy access - this will require you to manually add the program to your menu panel for easy access.

If you are unable to launch the program, then you may wish to see if the package is being recognized by the synoptic package manager - if it is, install it from there. If synoptic package manager doesn't recognize the package then, that would be the problem.



Quote:

Originally Posted by SaintDanBert (Post 4509461)
I tried to follow published instructions to
  • remove openoffice
  • remove previous libreoffice
  • download and unpack tar-balls for v3.4
  • install the DEB files
All of that seemed to work fine, but libreoffice v3.4 was not in the menu's and was not available to any of the various desktop and command line ways one might try to launch things.

I could use locate and find the various parts of the application suite but it was messy to get things to work.

Since I'm installing DEB files that I presume work well enough,
I'm asking this question here thinking that I have done something wrong dancing with the package(s).

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan


John VV 10-27-2011 06:41 PM

this is Ubuntu 10 you are on ?
if so libreoffice 4.3 might be too new
install the STABLE 3.3.4

SaintDanBert 11-14-2011 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John VV (Post 4510191)
this is Ubuntu 10 you are on ?
if so libreoffice 4.3 might be too new
install the STABLE 3.3.4

I removed and purged all libreoffice and openoffice everything. Next, I used Synaptic and installed "the latest" libreoffice package from the canonical(sic) repositories -- no PPA. My LibreOffice behavior is still not right.

** I continue to have menu options for LibreOffice apps that fail to launch anything

** I continue to have broken associations such that double-click of files within Nautilus
fail to launch the correct LibreOffice component

** Command line effort fail to find LibreOffice components in the $PATH.

I know that I'm the one with stink on my shoes over this, but I cannot seem to resolve
things back to the default install. Clearly I broke something, left a meadow muffin,
and now attempts to unravel come away soiled.

I appreciate any help,
~~~ 8d;-/ Dan


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