Lucid office trap

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Thu Sep 15 20:40:24 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:
>> If you installed LibreOffice via Synaptic in Lucid, then you did so from
>> a ppa... right?
> Yes.  Of course.
>> The easiest way for you to revert to the default OOo on 10.04 is
>> to purge the ppa.
>> 1. Enable backports via Synaptic:
>> System|Administration|Synaptic...|Settings|Repositories|Updates|tick
>> 'Unsupported updates (lucid-backports)|Close. Then click the 'Reload'
>> button & in 'Quick Search' enter: ppa-purge. Install it & exit Synaptic.
>> 2. Purge the PPA:
>> $ sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa
>> [or the name of the ppa where you got libreoffice from]
>> That should purge the ppa & reinstall your original Ubuntu OOo.
>> Now install the remainder of (note: Ubuntu leaves out key
>> portions in it's basic install:
> Well, I have a set of old selections lists, so I should be able to figure
> out
> what portions I used to have.
>> $ sudo apt-get install
> Thanks.  This looks workable, but I'll wait a bit
>   1. As long as I have LO loaded I'll try it for a while.
>   2. I might like it well enough to keep LO.
>   3. I'll avoid synaptic dependency hell, or the threat of it, as long as

There is an easier way to remove PPA.

In Synaptic, go to Settings->Repositories->Other Software, and remove
the repository (the PPA) you want.

Ioannis Vranos

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