[Libreoffice] installing on ubuntu

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Mon Apr 4 02:51:01 PDT 2011

Hi Arno,

On Sat, 02 Apr 2011 12:26:00 -0500
Arno Teigseth <arnotixe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wanted to tell about two problems I've noted.
> 1) Libreoffice writer crashes when I press F1 without the help pack
> installed.
> Since the help pack is optional, this is a bit strange behaviour.

I could not reproduce that with the latest package (3.3.2-1ubuntu2 on
natty). Without any libreoffice-help package installed F1 does nothing

> 2)
> So I just downloaded today (2 apr 2011 12:00) the latest x86 debs.
> Installing them goes fine until I try and install the helppack. That's
> when I get 
> sudo dpkg -i libobasis3.3-en-us-help_3.3.2-19_i386.deb 
> (Reading database ... 354556 files and directories currently
> installed.) Preparing to replace libobasis3.3-en-us-help 3.3.0-4
> (using libobasis3.3-en-us-help_3.3.2-19_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement libobasis3.3-en-us-help ...
> error: trying to overwrite
> '/opt/libreoffice/basis3.3/help/en/sdraw.cfg', which is also in
> package libobasis3.3-en-us-draw 0:3.3.0-4
> Now, I can override it with  --force-overwrite, but it will be hard
> explaining that to my father, who's used to doubleclick the package...

Assuming you are on Maverick, I would suggest to use the ppa at:


which has backports for Maverick and Lucid available.

Best Regards,


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