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Old 01-25-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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broken links for Libreoffice

After uninstalling and reinstalling Libreoffice I have some broken links for Libreoffice.

They occur in the /usr/lib/ directory. I want to restore or fix those links. I'll use one of them as an example.

The example broken link is found in

/usr/lib/ with the message "link(broken)(inode/symlink)

The target is listed as


I'm assuming that I must restore a "symbolic" link in the libreoffice/program directory. If that is so, can anyone show me how to do that? I can easily repeat that for all of the other broken links for libreoffice.

Thanks in advance,

Old 01-25-2016, 06:37 PM   #2
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If the link is in the same directory as the link's target:
ln -sfv
Or if the target is in a different directory:
ln -sfv ../lib/
The syntax for making a link is:
ln -options <target> <link_name>

-s makes it a soft/symbolic link
-f means force/overwrite if it already exists
-v means verbose, report the link that was just created

I don't know that program very well, so I don't know what filenames you actually need. The examples I used are just a guess based on the way libraries are commonly linked. Hopefully this is enough info to get you started.
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OTOH, those orphaned links probably are not needed at all.


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