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Installation Error in 12.10 [closed]

asked 2013-02-08 03:42:10 +0200

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updated 2015-08-28 10:23:26 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I followed the installation procedure outlined for Ubuntu however when I changed folders to desktop-integration and ran the next step I received the following error message. How do I correct get this corrected to complete the install?

Thanks!

root@rsp-laptop:~/Downloads/LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS# cd desktop-integration
root@rsp-laptop:~/Downloads/LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/desktop-integration# sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Selecting previously unselected package libreoffice-debian-menus.
dpkg: regarding libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.0-103_all.deb containing libreoffice-debian-menus:
 libreoffice-debian-menus conflicts with libreoffice-bundled
  libreoffice-core provides libreoffice-bundled and is present and installed.

dpkg: error processing libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.0-103_all.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing libreoffice-debian-menus
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.0-103_all.deb
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answered 2013-02-08 03:55:35 +0200

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updated 2013-02-08 04:03:21 +0200

Hi @photo848,

What installation instructions did you follow? (There are a few different versions out there)

Perhaps these? https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/installation/linux/

In any case, it looks like you're running into a conflict between your current distro-provided copy of LibreOffice and the version that you just downloaded:

  dpkg: regarding libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.0-103_all.deb containing libreoffice-debian-menus:
   libreoffice-debian-menus conflicts with libreoffice-bundled
    libreoffice-core provides libreoffice-bundled and is present and installed.

You've got a couple of options here. (1) you could remove the distro-provided package(s)

apt-get remove libreoffice  # might need sudo here

You might need to remove more -- just use dpkg to see if you've uninstalled all of the libreoffice-related jumblies:

dpkg --list libreoffice\*

Or (2) you could just install the two versions of LibreOffice in parallel. We've a very nice wiki page on the topic, and it's rather easier than it sounds:

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answered 2013-02-08 03:58:42 +0200

photo848 gravatar image

Yes, those were the only ones I saw, even though it wasn't specifically for 4.0. should I be following something else?

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answered 2013-02-08 04:35:02 +0200

photo848 gravatar image

I removed the extraneous old package files and was able to successfully complete the installation. I do have one more question. When I tried to install the Libre Office Help file I attempted to do it through the Software Center because it gave me that option however an error message came up and said there was something wrong with the Deb file. Do you think I have a bad download of the file or should I not install it through the Software Center and just use this command -> sudo dpkg -i *.deb?

Thanks for your help!

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Hmmm. I'd just follow the instructions per the LO wiki (unless, of course, they give you an error... :-). Theoretically, installing via the Software Center or via the command line should work equally well. Did you verify that your .deb packages downloaded correctly?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-08 04:43:54 +0200 )edit

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