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Why is there no Firebird option in LibreOffice 4.2 on Ubuntu? [closed]

asked 2014-02-03 22:23:55 +0200

Vosaxalo gravatar image

updated 2015-08-27 20:51:12 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I have just installed LibreOffice 4.2 from the dedicated PPA on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. I have enabled the advanced (experimental) features, but in the Base module there is still only the HSQLDB option. No firebird DB in the drop down menu.

Any idea?

Thank you

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Just for the record: should there have been a Firebird option? Or is this a feature request? :)

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-02-03 22:40:58 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-03 23:02:11 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Hi @Vosaxalo, activating experimental features, is available in Win7x64 with LibreOffice
Maybe it was dropped in Ubuntu PPA version.

There is more information about the state of Firebird integration in:
Default to Firebird not HSQLDB in Base

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In addition to what @mariosv states, I can also confirm the option exists in the GNU/Linux build from the website. It is listed in the relase notes under Experimental Features.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-02-03 23:19:19 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-02-04 02:19:59 +0200

Yes, Firebird integration was not considered stable enough for an LTS release. Also note that Firebird is still in universe and would be needed in main for this.

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answered 2014-04-20 07:04:20 +0200

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updated 2014-04-20 07:06:21 +0200

openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) shows firebird available to install with libreoffice Version:

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