desktop mime integration fails

LO Version:, Build ID: c4c7d32d0d49397cad38d62472b0bc8acff48dd6
OS: Linux Mint Debian Edition AMD64 (X86-64) 2013-03, Update 8 (2014-02-04)
Desktop: Mate 1.6.1

Installation of LO fails to build the desktop mime-type integration.
After installation, LO menu items do not update properly and only appear after logout and logon.
I note in the Package Manager that while LO is ver, the libreoffice4.4-debian-menus package is ver 4.4.2.
This has never been an issue (in my experience) prior to