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Old 07-07-2011, 11:31 PM
Keith Clark
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

Since at the moment Libre Office is broken for me, are there any
alternatives with similar functionality?

(See:
Launchpad bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778

FreeDesktop bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443
)

Keith



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Old 07-07-2011, 11:33 PM
Keith Clark
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

Since at the moment Libre Office is broken for me, are there any
alternatives with similar functionality?

(See:
Launchpad bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778

FreeDesktop bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443
)

Keith




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Old 07-07-2011, 11:55 PM
NoOp
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On 07/07/2011 04:33 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
> Since at the moment Libre Office is broken for me, are there any
> alternatives with similar functionality?
>
> (See:
> Launchpad bug:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778
>
> FreeDesktop bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443
...
Yes. Download & install 3.3.3 from libreoffice (3.4.1 works as well, but
3.4.1 has an issue with addressbooks which isn't related to Base).

Note: you do *not* need to remove your existing (U)3.3.2 LO. Following
are the instructions for 3.3.3:

Just download the .deb (including the help .deb).
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
In nautilus, right
click on the .tz and select 'Extract here'. Then go to:
LibO_3.3.3rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US/DEBS in a terminal and:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Do the same for the help files:
LibO_3.3.3rc1_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_en-US/DEBS

After you've installed (again in the terminal):

$ cd /opt/libreoffice/program
$ gksu gedit bootstraprc

Modify the following line:

UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/.libreoffice/3
to
UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/.libreoffice3.3.3/3

Save the file & exit gedit. This will have LO 3.3.3 use the
~/.libreoffice3.3.3/3 for your user profile and will not interfere with
your existing Ubuntu LO 3.3 at ~/.libreoffice/3.

Again in the terminal:
$ /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice

Note: 3.3.3rc1 is 3.3.3 Final.

Try the test .odb mentioned in:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443#c1
you'll see that you do get the icons etc.





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Old 07-08-2011, 12:01 AM
Keith Clark
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 16:55 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/07/2011 04:33 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
> > Since at the moment Libre Office is broken for me, are there any
> > alternatives with similar functionality?
> >
> > (See:
> > Launchpad bug:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778
> >
> > FreeDesktop bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443
> ...
> Yes. Download & install 3.3.3 from libreoffice (3.4.1 works as well, but
> 3.4.1 has an issue with addressbooks which isn't related to Base).
>
> Note: you do *not* need to remove your existing (U)3.3.2 LO. Following
> are the instructions for 3.3.3:
>
> Just download the .deb (including the help .deb).
> http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
> In nautilus, right
> click on the .tz and select 'Extract here'. Then go to:
> LibO_3.3.3rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US/DEBS in a terminal and:
>
> $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
>
> Do the same for the help files:
> LibO_3.3.3rc1_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_en-US/DEBS
>
> After you've installed (again in the terminal):
>
> $ cd /opt/libreoffice/program
> $ gksu gedit bootstraprc
>
> Modify the following line:
>
> UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/.libreoffice/3
> to
> UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/.libreoffice3.3.3/3
>
> Save the file & exit gedit. This will have LO 3.3.3 use the
> ~/.libreoffice3.3.3/3 for your user profile and will not interfere with
> your existing Ubuntu LO 3.3 at ~/.libreoffice/3.
>
> Again in the terminal:
> $ /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice
>
> Note: 3.3.3rc1 is 3.3.3 Final.
>
> Try the test .odb mentioned in:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443#c1
> you'll see that you do get the icons etc.

Thanks NoOp, I understand the workaround but just don't like it. This
is a critical error that should be fixed automatically. A user should
not have to do all of this and that is why I'm looking for an
alternative and not the fix.

Thanks for the quick response though! Appreciated.

Keith



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Old 07-08-2011, 12:01 AM
Keith Clark
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 16:55 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/07/2011 04:33 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
> > Since at the moment Libre Office is broken for me, are there any
> > alternatives with similar functionality?
> >
> > (See:
> > Launchpad bug:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778
> >
> > FreeDesktop bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443
> ...
> Yes. Download & install 3.3.3 from libreoffice (3.4.1 works as well, but
> 3.4.1 has an issue with addressbooks which isn't related to Base).
>
> Note: you do *not* need to remove your existing (U)3.3.2 LO. Following
> are the instructions for 3.3.3:
>
> Just download the .deb (including the help .deb).
> http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
> In nautilus, right
> click on the .tz and select 'Extract here'. Then go to:
> LibO_3.3.3rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US/DEBS in a terminal and:
>
> $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
>
> Do the same for the help files:
> LibO_3.3.3rc1_Linux_x86_helppack-deb_en-US/DEBS
>
> After you've installed (again in the terminal):
>
> $ cd /opt/libreoffice/program
> $ gksu gedit bootstraprc
>
> Modify the following line:
>
> UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/.libreoffice/3
> to
> UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/.libreoffice3.3.3/3
>
> Save the file & exit gedit. This will have LO 3.3.3 use the
> ~/.libreoffice3.3.3/3 for your user profile and will not interfere with
> your existing Ubuntu LO 3.3 at ~/.libreoffice/3.
>
> Again in the terminal:
> $ /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice
>
> Note: 3.3.3rc1 is 3.3.3 Final.
>
> Try the test .odb mentioned in:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443#c1
> you'll see that you do get the icons etc.

Thanks NoOp, I understand the workaround but just don't like it. This
is a critical error that should be fixed automatically. A user should
not have to do all of this and that is why I'm looking for an
alternative and not the fix.

Thanks for the quick response though! Appreciated.

Keith




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Old 07-08-2011, 12:41 AM
NoOp
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On 07/07/2011 05:01 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
...
> Thanks NoOp, I understand the workaround but just don't like it. This
> is a critical error that should be fixed automatically. A user should
> not have to do all of this and that is why I'm looking for an
> alternative and not the fix.
>
> Thanks for the quick response though! Appreciated.
>
> Keith

Then I think that the best thing to do is on:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778
and mention that it has been fixed in upstream 3.3.3 and 3.4.1. So Björn
Michaelsen needs to get on the stick and fix the Ubuntu packaging issue.




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Old 07-08-2011, 12:50 AM
Keith Clark
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 17:41 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/07/2011 05:01 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
> ...
> > Thanks NoOp, I understand the workaround but just don't like it. This
> > is a critical error that should be fixed automatically. A user should
> > not have to do all of this and that is why I'm looking for an
> > alternative and not the fix.
> >
> > Thanks for the quick response though! Appreciated.
> >
> > Keith
>
> Then I think that the best thing to do is on:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778
> and mention that it has been fixed in upstream 3.3.3 and 3.4.1. So Björn
> Michaelsen needs to get on the stick and fix the Ubuntu packaging issue.
>
>
>
>
Agreed!

Keith



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Old 07-08-2011, 12:54 AM
Keith Clark
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 17:41 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/07/2011 05:01 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
> ...
> > Thanks NoOp, I understand the workaround but just don't like it. This
> > is a critical error that should be fixed automatically. A user should
> > not have to do all of this and that is why I'm looking for an
> > alternative and not the fix.
> >
> > Thanks for the quick response though! Appreciated.
> >
> > Keith
>
> Then I think that the best thing to do is on:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778
> and mention that it has been fixed in upstream 3.3.3 and 3.4.1. So Björn
> Michaelsen needs to get on the stick and fix the Ubuntu packaging issue.
>
>
>
>
Agreed!

Keith




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Old 07-09-2011, 07:51 PM
Doug
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On 07/07/2011 08:50 PM, Keith Clark wrote:

On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 17:41 -0700, NoOp wrote:

On 07/07/2011 05:01 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
...

Thanks NoOp, I understand the workaround but just don't like it. This
is a critical error that should be fixed automatically. A user should
not have to do all of this and that is why I'm looking for an
alternative and not the fix.

Thanks for the quick response though! Appreciated.

Keith

Then I think that the best thing to do is on:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/709778
and mention that it has been fixed in upstream 3.3.3 and 3.4.1. So Björn
Michaelsen needs to get on the stick and fix the Ubuntu packaging issue.





Agreed!

Keith




IBM's Lotus Symphony. It shares a heritage with Open Office, I believe,
but it may work better. It's free.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:04 PM
Jonathan Riddell
 
Default Alternative to Libre Office Base

On 8 July 2011 00:33, Keith Clark <keithclark@waterloosubstop.com> wrote:
> Since at the moment Libre Office is broken for me, are there any
> alternatives with similar functionality?

Kexi from KOffice is good.

Jonathan

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