cannot launch Libreoffice

LibreOffice will not launch from the desktop so when trying to launch from it from the command line I get error massage; /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/oosplash: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
can anybody help

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File is part of the libreoffice base package. So the whole thing sounds like an incomplete installation of LibreOffice. Which Linux distribution and version are you using?

The fact that there is /usr/lib/.. instead of /usr/lib64/... raises the question of bitness (32-bit or 64-bit) of your Linux installation (but without knowing your distribution, I cannot tell the command (rpm, dpkg, apt, pacmann …) to find out the LibreOffice version installed. May be that only the link on your desktop is deprecated and you need to create a new one.

Sorry Opaque, I was a little vague, I am using Kubuntu 18.4 bionic and the Ubuntu ppa version of LibreOffice is 1:6.0.7. Anyway I have now sorted it, I purged it from my system including the .config file and decided to install the community version 6.2 so downloaded the deb file and it works a treat now. Anyways thanks for the quick reply

I have the same problem as Toneb. But I use Windows 10. I have down loaded and installed LibreOffice at least five times, all goes well, but I cannot launch (open) it. It just turns and turns.

You don’t have the same problem (unless your Win10 is derived out of a Ubuntu.

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Wanderer. Yes, I have done that. I down loaded 7.1.6 on my Windows 10, (64) laptop. I have plenty of space. It loads fine, no difficulty, no errors. But just will not launch.

So your choice may be between 7.1.5, a working 7.2 or fixing the skia problem as described

Thank you Wanderer. I will downgrade to 7.1.5 and see how it works.