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Can I delete parts of LO

asked 2019-05-19 17:55:29 +0100

TerryC gravatar image

I have very little space on my 32GB lap top. Can I delete parts of LO to free up some space. If so how do I do it?

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answered 2019-05-19 18:00:25 +0100

ebot gravatar image

Since I would recommend the portable version of LibreOffice. You can load it on a stick.

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answered 2019-05-20 06:32:29 +0100

KH gravatar image

You can do this on Linux when installed from a package manager, but because the various LO apps are so tightly integrated (they're more like multiple modules of a single program), I would not expect you to reclaim much space.

My package manager claims between 4-30 MB per application, much less than the shared components (over 200 MB). If anything, you might remove the help files and the thesaurus, if installed. Even so, that would only add up to about 50 MB.

You might be better served by running a disk usage analyzer like Filelight (on Linux) or Windirstat (on Windows) to find things to delete that will gain you more space.

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answered 2019-05-19 18:57:42 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

You didn't mention your OS and how you installed LO.

If you install through package managers or configurable installers, you can select which part you want (or delete unwanted ones afterwards). Usually, you have a core part (always needed) and component parts for writer, calc, draw, impress, mail-merge and various filters.

I have a graphic virtual machine with KDE, LO, PostgreSQL, Apache, Python and many others installed. The "system" partition is as small as 6GB with a full LO installation.

YMMV but it essentially depends on the volume of your personal data. Keep at least 10% free space for proper OS operation.

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