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LOF 7.0 not starting (corrupt bootstraprc)

asked 2020-09-20 22:12:16 +0100

granric gravatar image

updated 2020-09-21 13:40:20 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

After LOF update to 1:7.0.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 (from PPA bionic, context is Ubuntu Mate 18.4.05, fully updated), I get a msgbox stating:

The application cannot be started. The configuration file /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/bootstraprc is corrupt

I've tried reinstalling, after a remove/purge, to no avail. bootstraprc contains:

 ProductKey=LibreOffice 7.0

and, fwiw, SYSUSERCONFIG is not defined.

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated, TIA.

bootstraprc "dump" reformatted by ajlittoz

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answered 2020-09-22 14:28:27 +0100

granric gravatar image

Thanks for all the suggestions, but I've managed to return to nominal by simply removing (tilde)/.config/libreoffice.

First subsequent start regenerated all files within, and now it appears fixed.

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answered 2020-09-21 16:38:35 +0100

updated 2020-09-21 16:45:16 +0100

Hello, you could try the LO AppImage version, which does not require any installaiton. Just

  1. download the AppImage file

    wget ''

  2. Make it executable

    chmod +x LibreOffice-still.full-x86_64.AppImage

  3. And run it.


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answered 2020-09-21 13:27:21 +0100

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Try purge all packages with "libreoffice" in names and then try install LibreOffice from official site

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