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asked 2017-10-28 03:26:59 +0200

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Running Ubuntu 16.4.10

I just installed LO 5.4.2 by downloading the package and using terminal and the "sudo dpkg -i *.deb" command line to do the installation. I figured that the install would just overwrite the existing version. I now have both 5.4.2 and 5.4.1.

Went to launch LO 5.4.2 and 5.4.1 started. I copied/moved the 5.4.2 ICON to the bar and it starts 5.4.2. However, when I double click on a file, I get 5.4.1. I know there is a setting somewhere, but not sure were it is.

I then poked around and found the applications directory and I discovered that both versions are there. Not sure if I should just delete the previous version or not.

Obviously, there are several things going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thankks, Rich Ramik

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answered 2017-11-02 01:05:36 +0200

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Peter & Mike:

First of all, I'm not a techy-type. I don't mind pounding the keys, but at my age, I like to keep things as simple as possible.

The first thing I would like to do is some housekeeping. Somewhere I read that synaptic could be used to remove the older version of LO 5.4.1.2. I got into synaptic and started looking around but wasn't quite sure how to remove the older version. I would appreciate some guidance here to start.

Thanks, Rich Ramik

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answered 2017-10-28 17:46:26 +0200

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updated 2017-11-04 17:42:53 +0200

On my Linux-Mint 17 system, I install my LibreOffice systems using sudo dpkg -i *.deb. The systems are installed in the FILE SYSTEM > OPT directory. I have 5.3, 5.4 and Development 6.0 existing quite happily. However, before I upgrade I remove the previous version at that level, 5.4.2 replacing 5.4.1, 5.3.2 replacing 5.3.1 etc. I use synaptic to do this job. Remember that 5.3 and 5.4 will use the same . .config/libreoffice in your home directory. 6.0 development uses a different config file .config/libreofficedev.

In my case, as I call the versions 5.4 and 5.3, new versions will override the previous versions, but I prefer to remove the previous versions myself. I would not have expected LibO to have installed as 5.4.1 and 5.4.2 unless you override the default names.

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This is for guidance only. Check that it applies for your system. Looks a little complicated, but is really only a set of simple instructions.

Using SYNAPTIC to remove LibreOffice software. This example is for Libreoffice5.4

On my linux-mint mate systems I install using “sudo dpkg -i *.deb” LibreOffice is install in folders on FILE SYSTEM/OPT/libreofficex.y where x.y is 5.3, 5.4, 6.0 etc, not 5.4.1, 5.4.2 etc. so details may vary slightly. The installed files are called libreofficex.y and libobasisx.y which can be removed using SYNAPTIC.

Start synaptic > in QUICK FILTER find version of LibreOffice for example libreoffice5.4 Select libreoffice5.4 and MARK FOR REMOVAL (NOT mark for complete removal) Mark for removal. This will select most lines highlighted. Manually select the two or three unselected items containing libreoffice5.4. Then QUICK FILTER libobasis5.4 and select libobasis5.4-core and mark for removal. Then manually select the other items containing libobasis5.4, again 2 or 3. Select APPLY then review the list of programs to be removed. Check the list of programs to be removed. They will all have 5.4 in their names. Then say OK and wait.

Hope this helps..Peter

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Peter & Mike:

First of all, I'm not a techy-type. I don't mind pounding the keys, but at my age, I like to keep things as simple as possible.

The first thing I would like to do is some housekeeping. Somewhere I read that synaptic could be used to remove the older version of LO 5.4.1.2. I got into synaptic and started looking around but wasn't quite sure how to remove the older version. I would appreciate some guidance here to start.

Thanks, Rich Ramik

richramik@yahoo.com gravatar imagerichramik@yahoo.com ( 2017-11-04 00:17:49 +0200 )edit
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answered 2017-10-28 10:22:50 +0200

updated 2017-10-28 10:23:23 +0200

The package from LibreOffice.org is independent of Linux distributions, and doesn't know about details how the distro''s bundled LibreOffice is managed. Typically, it is installed into a different directory, (and if it wouldn't, it would ruin the distro's package management integrity). Also, the .deb doesn't integrate well with OS/WM.

For Ubuntu, there's a ppa that takes care of all these details. It is generally preferable to use that for Ubuntu-based distros.

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Peter & Mike:

First of all, I'm not a techy-type. I don't mind pounding the keys, but at my age, I like to keep things as simple as possible.

The first thing I would like to do is some housekeeping. Somewhere I read that synaptic could be used to remove the older version of LO 5.4.1.2. I got into synaptic and started looking around but wasn't quite sure how to remove the older version. I would appreciate some guidance here to start.

Thanks, Rich Ramik

richramik@yahoo.com gravatar imagerichramik@yahoo.com ( 2017-11-04 00:17:41 +0200 )edit

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