Lucid office trap

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Sep 15 20:46:03 UTC 2011

On 09/15/2011 01:27 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM, NoOp <...
>> 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
> possible.

Easiest (and safest way) to try LO is to download it directly from LO (I
recommend 3.3.4):
download both the install-deb and the helppack-deb. Extract them both.

>From the terminal:
cd to the 'DEBS' folder and then:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
now cd to the /DEBS/desktop-integration folder and repeat:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Now cd to the helppack DEB folder & repeat.

You'll then find LO in your Applications|Office menus. Note: purge the
ppa version you have first. This version is installed in
/opt/libreoffice so it will not interfere with your standard lucid OOo.

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