Alternative to Libre Office Base

Keith Clark keithclark at k-wbookworm.com
Fri Jul 8 00:01:11 UTC 2011


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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