• uninstalling and then reinstalling LibreOffice?

    From James Wobanwu@jwob@none.net to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 30 12:52:43 2021
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    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre. What commands should I use for reinstallation? I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
    to use PPA, Deb file, or ? Thanks in advance.
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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 30 10:23:28 2021
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    James Wobanwu wrote:
    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre.  What commands should I use for reinstallation?  I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
    to use PPA, Deb file, or ?

    I booted Ub Mate 20.04. Its updated repo/s are LO 6.4.6; the LO site
    provides 'generic' deb/s for 7.1.1 (for early adopters) & 7.0.5 (tested longer) and the .ppa provided by the LO packaging team provides 7.0.4rc
    which the 'notes' provided during the addition of the .ppa describe the
    rc vs release situation.

    Personally, I would rather have the 7.0.x which is 'specific' for my
    distro Focal than the 'older' 6.4.6 in the default repo/s or the 'early' non-specific 7.1.1 .deb.

    It isn't necessary to have uninstalled LO to try OO, but in this case
    you will be 'advancing' to 7 if you add the .ppa instead of using your
    repo/s to reinstall 6.4.6.

    Personally again, I would do it graphically rather than by commands,
    except I generally use commands for the .ppa and synaptic (added) for
    the install.

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    Mike Easter
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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 30 10:46:27 2021
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    Mike Easter wrote:
    the .ppa provided by the LO packaging team provides 7.0.4rc which the 'notes' provided during the addition of the .ppa describe the rc vs
    release situation.

    ... that is, the .ppa won't have beta/s, won't have updates to the next
    level, ie 7.1.x, but /will/ have such as rc2; and further 'notes' that
    for minor up/s 7.0.1, 7.0.2 etc they say the rc2 is almost always
    exactly the same as the final.

    So, paraphrasing they say one shouldn't worry about the 7.0.4rc being
    anything other than 7.0.4.

    Someone else might choose the 7.0.5 generic .deb from the LO site or
    even the 7.1.1 from there.

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    Mike Easter
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  • From Jonathan N. Little@lws4art@gmail.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 30 13:50:17 2021
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    James Wobanwu wrote:
    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre.  What commands should I use for reinstallation?  I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
    to use PPA, Deb file, or ?  Thanks in advance.

    If you are happy with the default version in the repository (safest for newbies) then the following command line should do what you wish

    sudo apt -y purge openoffiice && sudo apt install -y libreoffice

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    Take care,

    Jonathan
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    LITTLE WORKS STUDIO
    http://www.LittleWorksStudio.com
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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 30 10:54:03 2021
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    James Wobanwu wrote:
    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre.

    If the reason you sampled OO was because of something you found
    'lacking' in your default LO, it is possible that the 7.0 (or the 7.1)
    series might have that 'something' that you were looking for; or, maybe not.

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    Mike Easter
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  • From Dirk T. Verbeek@dverbeek@xs4all.nl to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Mar 30 20:18:48 2021
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    Op 30-03-2021 om 18:52 schreef James Wobanwu:
    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre.  What commands should I use for reinstallation?  I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
    to use PPA, Deb file, or ?  Thanks in advance.

    Others have given good answers, here is a simple one.

    Libreoffice is in the repositories so you simply open your favorite
    package manager, find libreoffice and go ahead.
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  • From Porcospino@strychnine@mailfence.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Apr 2 12:04:10 2021
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    Il 2021-03-30, James Wobanwu <jwob@none.net> ha scritto:
    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre. What commands should I use for reinstallation? I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
    to use PPA, Deb file, or ? Thanks in advance.

    I'm happy with the default version in the package manager, even if it's
    a bit behind the latest release, so I would go with the commands
    Jonathan N. Little mentioned.

    If you want LO 7 or later, in addition to the options that have been
    mentioned, you can also install with snap or flatpak.
    e.g., sudo snap install libreoffice
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  • From Jonathan N. Little@lws4art@gmail.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Apr 2 10:51:41 2021
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    Porcospino wrote:
    Il 2021-03-30, James Wobanwu <jwob@none.net> ha scritto:
    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre. What commands should I use for
    reinstallation? I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
    to use PPA, Deb file, or ? Thanks in advance.

    I'm happy with the default version in the package manager, even if it's
    a bit behind the latest release, so I would go with the commands
    Jonathan N. Little mentioned.

    If you want LO 7 or later, in addition to the options that have been mentioned, you can also install with snap or flatpak.
    e.g., sudo snap install libreoffice


    Personal experience I have found a downside to snaps vs a PPA with a
    backport. Example was the snap of Inkscape would not let you save to a
    network share whereas the PPA that added the latest version "natively" installed with app could. Seems the sandboxing with snaps|flatpak impose limitation on the application.

    --
    Take care,

    Jonathan
    -------------------
    LITTLE WORKS STUDIO
    http://www.LittleWorksStudio.com
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  • From Paul@nospam@needed.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Apr 2 13:26:58 2021
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    Jonathan N. Little wrote:
    Porcospino wrote:
    Il 2021-03-30, James Wobanwu <jwob@none.net> ha scritto:
    I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
    like OO and want to go back to Libre. What commands should I use for
    reinstallation? I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
    to use PPA, Deb file, or ? Thanks in advance.
    I'm happy with the default version in the package manager, even if it's
    a bit behind the latest release, so I would go with the commands
    Jonathan N. Little mentioned.

    If you want LO 7 or later, in addition to the options that have been
    mentioned, you can also install with snap or flatpak.
    e.g., sudo snap install libreoffice


    Personal experience I have found a downside to snaps vs a PPA with a backport. Example was the snap of Inkscape would not let you save to a network share whereas the PPA that added the latest version "natively" installed with app could. Seems the sandboxing with snaps|flatpak impose limitation on the application.


    https://ubuntu.com/blog/a-guide-to-snap-permissions-and-interfaces

    $ snap interfaces gimp
    Slot Plug
    :home gimp,gnome-characters,gnome-logs
    - gimp:cups-control
    - gimp:removable-media
    (...)

    But the evidence here is, you have to "bend your app to the will of Snap",
    to get such things to work.

    https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/difficulty-viewing-mounted-fileystems-via-samba-nfs-gvfs-interface/14680/16

    Paul
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