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    Removed Libre office and cannot reinstall it. LMDE


    I removed LibreOffice from my system with the "remove completely" option in synaptic. It not only removed it completely from the computer but also from the synaptic list. I have tried apt-get update to get it bact to no avail. I downloaded it from the libre office site and unzipped it but do not know what to do next. I have tried several instructions I found on the internet but none have worked for me.
    I have /home/x/Desktop/LibO_3.5.1rc2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US
    on my Desktop but do not know how to install it or add it to the synaptic package.

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    An RPM file does not install in Ubuntu, so that is part of the problem. I find it much easier to install packages from the command line, so you can do the following:

    If you are not sure of the package name search for it:
    sudo apt-cache search Libre

    Once you have the package name
    sudo apt-get install packagename
    EX: sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

    If this doesn't work, try the following:
    You may need to add the repository
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    then
    sudo app-get update
    to update the package listing and then try the above.
    Let me know if it works

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    Removed Libre Office and cannot reinstall it

    Thanks, I checked the replies too late tonight. Will try this out and let you know. mfklinux

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    Removed Libre Office and cannot reinstall it. LMDE

    I tried the search for the package name. It gave a long list of everything begining with libre but nothing I thought was the package name. I tried adding the repository "sudo apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa"

    I got the following, indicating an error, which I have got before but don't know what to do about it. This is copied from the terminal screen.

    " localhost x # add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 65, in <module>
    if not sp.add_source_from_line(line):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 630, in add_source_from_line
    (deb_line, file) = expand_ppa_line(line.strip(), self.distro.codename)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 47, in expand_ppa_line
    sourceslistd = apt_pkg.Config.find_dir("Dir::Etc::sourceparts")
    AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Config'
    localhost x # "

    The " are mine, added to clarify. Why and what is the attribute Config. Also what is the "ppa" part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfklinux View Post
    I removed LibreOffice from my system with the "remove completely" option in synaptic. It not only removed it completely from the computer but also from the synaptic list. I have tried apt-get update to get it bact to no avail. I downloaded it from the libre office site and unzipped it but do not know what to do next. I have tried several instructions I found on the internet but none have worked for me.
    I have /home/x/Desktop/LibO_3.5.1rc2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US
    on my Desktop but do not know how to install it or add it to the synaptic package.
    Unless you need a feature of the latest version you are much better off using the package manager to install software.

    Quote Originally Posted by mfklinux View Post
    I tried the search for the package name. It gave a long list of everything begining with libre but nothing I thought was the package name. I tried adding the repository "sudo apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa"
    You should be able to install libreoffice without adding that repository ... can you post output of
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    so we can check repositories info ...
    also can you post the output of
    Code:
    apt search libreoffice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    Unless you need a feature of the latest version you are much better off using the package manager to install software.
    I do not have need for the latest. Just want to get the package back on. It is now not listed in the package manager



    You should be able to install libreoffice without adding that repository ... can you post output of
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    so we can check repositories info ...
    also can you post the output of
    Code:
    apt search libreoffice
    x@localhost ~ $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb Repository - Linux Mint debian main upstream import
    deb Index of /debian squeeze main contrib non-free
    deb Debian -- Security Information squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
    deb Debian Multimedia Packages::Home squeeze main non-free

    x@localhost ~ $

    x@localhost ~ $ apt search libreoffice
    x@localhost ~ $

    x@localhost ~ $ apt search libreoffice
    x@localhost ~ $ apt search libre
    p calibre - e-book converter and library management
    p calibre-bin - e-book converter and library management
    p djvulibre-bin - Utilities for the DjVu image format
    p djvulibre-dbg - Debug symbols for the DjVu image format
    p djvulibre-desktop - Desktop support for the DjVu image format
    p djvulibre-plugin - Browser plugin for the DjVu image format
    p libdjvulibre-dev - Development files for the DjVu image forma
    i libdjvulibre-text - Linguistic support files for libdjvulibre
    i libdjvulibre21 - Runtime support for the DjVu image format
    p libreact-ocaml - functional reactive programming in OCaml (
    p libreact-ocaml-dev - functional reactive programming in OCaml
    v libreact-ocaml-dev-ebm48 -
    v libreact-ocaml-ebm48 -
    v libreadline-dbg -
    p libreadline-dev - GNU readline and history libraries, develo
    p libreadline-java - GNU readline and BSD editline wrappers for
    p libreadline-java-doc - API docs for readline/editline wrappers fo
    v libreadline-ruby -
    v libreadline-ruby1.8 -
    v libreadline-ruby1.9.1 -
    i libreadline5 - GNU readline and history libraries, run-ti
    p libreadline5-dbg - GNU readline and history libraries, debugg
    p libreadline5-dev - GNU readline and history libraries, develo
    i libreadline6 - GNU readline and history libraries, run-ti
    p libreadline6-dbg - GNU readline and history libraries, debugg
    p libreadline6-dev - GNU readline and history libraries, develo
    p libreadonly-perl - Facility for creating read-only scalars, a
    p libreadonly-xs-perl - Faster Readonly implementation
    p librecode-dev - Development package for librecode0
    i librecode0 - Shared library on which recode is based
    p libred5-java - remote API for Red5 flash streaming server
    p libredcloth-ruby - Textile module for Ruby
    p libredcloth-ruby-doc - Textile module for Ruby documentation
    p libredcloth-ruby1.8 - Textile module for Ruby 1.8
    p libredcloth-ruby1.9.1 - Textile module for Ruby 1.9.1
    p libredis-perl - persistent key-value database with network
    i libregexp-assemble-perl - Assemble multiple Regular Expressions into
    p libregexp-common-email-address- - Regexp::Common extension for matching e-ma
    p libregexp-common-perl - module with common regular expressions
    p libregexp-common-time-perl - Regexp::Common extension for date and time
    p libregexp-copy-perl - Copy Regexp objects
    p libregexp-grammars-perl - Perl module to add grammatical parsing fea
    id libregexp-java - Regular expression library for Java
    p libregexp-java-doc - Documentation for the Regular expression l
    p libregexp-optimizer-perl - modules for optimizing regular expressions
    p libregexp-shellish-perl - Shell-like regular expressions
    p libregina3 - The Regina REXX interpreter, run-time libr
    p libregina3-dev - The Regina REXX interpreter, development f
    p libreins-ocaml-dev - data structure library for OCaml
    v libreins-ocaml-dev-fx9t4 -
    p libreiser4-dev - Reiser4's filesystem access and manipulati
    p librelative-perl - Load modules with relative names
    p librelp-dev - Reliable Event Logging Protocol (RELP) lib
    p librelp0 - Reliable Event Logging Protocol (RELP) lib
    p libremctl-dev - Development files for Kerberos-authenticat
    p libremctl-ruby - Ruby extension for Kerberos-authenticated
    p libremctl-ruby1.8 - Ruby 1.8 extension for Kerberos-authentica
    p libremctl-ruby1.9.1 - Ruby 1.9.1 extension for Kerberos-authenti
    p libremctl1 - Library for Kerberos-authenticated command
    v librenaissance-dev -
    p librenaissance0 - GNUstep GUI Framework - library files
    p librenaissance0-dev - GNUstep GUI Framework - development files
    p librep-dbg - debug symbols for librep
    p librep-dev - development libraries and headers for libr
    v librep-doc -
    p librep9 - embeded lisp command interpreter library
    p libreplaygain-dev - Calculate ReplayGain information - develop
    p libreplaygain1 - Calculate ReplayGain information - library
    v libreport-ocaml-dev -
    p librepository-java - abstraction library for accessing hierachi
    p librepository-java-doc - abstraction library for accessing hierachi
    p librepository-java-gcj - abstraction library for accessing hierachi
    p librepository-java-openoffice.o - abstraction library for accessing hierachi
    p libres-ocaml-dev - OCaml library for automatically resizing c
    v libres-ocaml-dev-1ife8 -
    v libresample-dev -
    p libresample1 - real-time audio resampling library - share
    p libresample1-dev - real-time audio resampling library - devel
    p libresid-builder-dev - SID chip emulation class based on resid
    p libresid-builder0c2a - SID chip emulation class based on resid
    p librest-0.6-0 - REST service access library
    p librest-0.6-0-dbg - REST service access library (Debug files)
    p librest-application-perl - framework for building RESTful web-applica
    p librest-dev - REST service access library (development h
    p librest-doc - REST service access library (documentation
    p librest-extras-0.6-0 - REST service access library extra componen
    p librest-extras-dev - REST service access library extra componen
    p librestclient-ruby - simple REST client for Ruby
    p librestclient-ruby1.8 - simple REST client for Ruby
    p libreturn-value-perl - Perl module for polymorphic return values
    p librevm0 - The Reverse Engineering Vector Machine
    p librevm0-dev - The Reverse Engineering Vector Machine
    p librevolution-ruby - Ruby binding for the Evolution mail client
    p librevolution-ruby1.8 - Ruby 1.8 binding for the Evolution mail cl
    v librexml-ruby -
    v librexml-ruby1.8 -
    v python-djvulibre -
    x@localhost ~ $

    I attempted to post this already and I do not know where it went. If it is out there twice I apologize

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    your using squeeze repositories - same as I am ... libreoffice is not available, openoffice is

    ... if you really want libreoffice you will need to switch repositories ... personally I prefer using the debian stable repositories rather than testing ... but you could switch to latest - but you should use the update manager !

    Remember upgrade is a one way street - so once you start using testing or latest you can't downgrade to stable again without a re-install

    Ed: also if you are posting a lot of information then using code tags makes it easier to read the post ...
    Code:
    button marked # or add [ CODE] at the beginning and [ /CODE] at the end of the code info (no space between [ and CODE ) ;-)
    Last edited by Jonathan183; 03-25-2012 at 01:52 AM.

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