Lucid office trap

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Thu Sep 15 14:33:27 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Ioannis Vranos
<ioannis.vranos at> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:
>> I got curious about the new LibreOffice, and made the mistake of thinking I
>> could just try it on my lucid laptop.  No way -- it wanted to delete
>> openoffice, so I did not allow that.
>> I guess I wasn't clear in my mind about how synaptic works, and did not know
>> I also needed to "unmark all" before I continued tinkering.  Anyway, somehow
>> something got installed or updated or such, and synaptic kept finding fault
>> with everything I did -- mostly in the form of holding back some parts of
>> openoffice that needed to be reinstated. Even with comparing old and new
>> results of "dpkg --get-selections" I was not able to find what to remove
>> (completely) that would get back to smooth running.  Eventually, after
>> removing a few hundred packages with no joy, I threw in the towel and let
>> libreoffice take over.
>> I don't use the office much now that I'm retired, and I have natty with
>> OpenOffice on another machine, so I'm not badly damaged or anything.  I'm
>> just ticked off that there's no obvious path back to what I had before.  I'm
>> guessing I would have wound up with LO anyway after a time, the way things
>> are, so this is just...
> Synaptic keeps history of what it does. Check its File->History.

Remove LibreOffice, and reinstall any packages you
accidentally removed.

Ioannis Vranos

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