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Can't uninstall LO, error libobasis6.3-core

asked 2019-12-04 18:11:51 +0200

Dennis1234 gravatar image

Can't uninstall LO, I've used all the methods of removing LO 6.2.8 and I get an error

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done E: The package libobasis6.3-core needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I'm also getting all kinds of errors in Ubuntu, pop up errors on the same thing. Such as: update-manager crashed with apt-pkg.Error in open(): E: The package libobasis6.3-core needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I've searched for how to fix this and can't find a solution. I thought I could remove LO and start over, but can't. I've been having issues with LO and thought I removed and then installed (which fixed that problem).


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Which repository are you using (Ubuntu, PPA, direct downloads)? and which Ubuntu release? [This all doesn't look like a LibreOffice problem but a problem with your package manager].

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-12-04 19:27:46 +0200 )edit

Ubuntu 19.10 Yes, I think it's the package manager, but can't seem to get those fixes to work either. I installed the website deb 64 bit download. Previously, I used the PPA for LO I attempted to clear the apt list, that didn't work either. I thought I could uninstall and then reinstall and figured that would fix the issue, but can't uninstall or reinstall

Dennis1234 gravatar imageDennis1234 ( 2019-12-04 20:12:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-12-04 20:49:17 +0200

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I ran this and it finally fixed that issue.

sudo dpkg --remove --force-all  libobasis6.3-core

During that process, it alerted me to two more pkg that were hung up.

Then I was able to remove libreoffice.

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