Lucid office trap
clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 15 20:50:42 UTC 2011
On 15 September 2011 21:40, Ioannis Vranos <ioannis.vranos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> 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:
>>> '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 OpenOffice.org (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
>> what portions I used to have.
>>> $ sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
>> 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.
Does that do all that ppa-purge does? Uninstalling the ppa packages
and restoring the originals?
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