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#1 2020-03-31 21:41:50

Monti
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LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Hi!

I am running ASCII 2.1 and are wondering if it is possible to install LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 from the Beowulf or Ceres repositories?


Thanks,
Monti

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#2 2020-04-01 05:55:47

GlennW
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

LibreOffice 6.1.5-3 from the Beowulf repos
and
LibreOffice 6.4.2-2 from Beowulf bpo (back ports)

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#3 2020-04-01 08:28:15

ruenoak
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Hi Monti I could be wrong but I don't think backports are ready for Beowulf.
I was able to run LibreOffice 6.4.2.2 using an Appimage from here: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/appimage/
seems to work fine for me.
hope this helps.

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#4 2020-04-01 17:40:42

Monti
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Thank you very much to both of you, GlennW and ruenoak.

I tried adding

to sources.list

Then got this when trying to do a install:

$ sudo apt-get -t beowulf-backports install libreoffice
Reading package lists... Done                                                                                                                                           
Building dependency tree                                                                                                                                                
Reading state information... Done                                                                                                                                       
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have                                                                                                       
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable                                                                                                      
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created                                                                                                      
or been moved out of Incoming.                                                                                                                                          
The following information may help to resolve the situation:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                        
The following packages have unmet dependencies:                                                                                                                         
 libreoffice : Depends: libreoffice-base but it is not going to be installed                                                                                            
               Depends: libreoffice-calc but it is not going to be installed                                                                                            
               Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:6.4.2-2~bpo10+1) but it is not going to be installed                                                                      
               Depends: libreoffice-draw but it is not going to be installed                                                                                            
               Depends: libreoffice-impress but it is not going to be installed                                                                                         
               Depends: libreoffice-math but it is not going to be installed                                                                                            
               Depends: libreoffice-report-builder-bin but it is not going to be installed                                                                              
               Depends: libreoffice-writer but it is not going to be installed                                                                                          
               Depends: python3-uno (>= 4.4.0~beta2) but it is not going to be installed                                                                                
               Recommends: fonts-noto-core but it is not installable
               Recommends: fonts-noto-extra but it is not installable
               Recommends: fonts-noto-ui-core but it is not installable
               Recommends: libreoffice-nlpsolver but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-report-builder but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-script-provider-bsh but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-script-provider-js but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-script-provider-python but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-sdbc-mysql but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-sdbc-postgresql but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-wiki-publisher but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: libreoffice-java-common (>= 1:6.4.2~) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Ruenoak, it seems like you were right regarding Beowulf backports not being ready yet.

Last edited by Monti (2020-04-01 17:48:05)

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#5 2020-04-01 17:56:52

rolfie
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Sorry, you are running ASCII and want to install a big package from Beowulf backports, that is bound to cause trouble. Anyhow, in backports you won't find the libreoffice meta package.

Use https://pkginfo.devuan.org/ to search which package is where to find.

rolfie

PS: And it really looks like Beowulf-backports have vanished again. I have used it before, no more present.

Last edited by rolfie (2020-04-01 17:59:03)

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#6 2020-04-01 18:32:50

bbatten
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

FWIW I find I can download tarballs of the LibreOffice program and help pack deb files (currently at 6.2.2) from here. It works fine on Devuan ascii 2.1.

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#7 2020-04-02 21:18:08

Monti
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Thanks for the info Rolfie! Appreciate it. Good to know.

And thank you bbatten for the link and sharing. I have tried to find a way to install the package(s) (LibreOffice_6.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz), but I am not sure which is the best way. Could you please show me?

Thanks.

Last edited by Monti (2020-04-02 21:19:27)

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#8 2020-04-03 08:28:28

rolfie
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

You can use a tarball from the Libreoffice website to install. Make sure you have a deb and the right architecture. Optionally also load the offline help and the language pack. Then do:
- Extract the contents of the tarball(s) to /tmp. With Mate desktop I use Engrampa.
- As root go into /tmp, cd into LibreOffice_6.4.2_Linux_x86-64/DEBs.
- Install with dpkg -i *.deb
- Optionally repeat with offline help and the language pack.
- Reboot and use LO

rolfie

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#9 2020-04-03 18:41:33

Monti
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Thanks a lot rolfie! That worked and everything seems to be working just fine.

Regarding removing the packages at a later point I am wondering how this is done when *.deb is used for multiple packages as in the DEBS archive. I know that removing a simple .deb package is done by just using -r with the package name. Would it be sufficient to just use -r twice with the two common prefixes libobasis6.4*.deb and libreoffice6.4*.deb in the archive?

Thanks

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#10 2020-04-04 07:58:37

rolfie
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

/tmp is cleaned out on every reboot, so if you have extracted the tarball to there as suggested, you don't need to worry about the debs.

Anyhow, when extracting a LO tarball, the files will always end up in a subdirectory with the version in the name (when you specify to create directories as int he comrpessed image).

rolfie

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#11 2020-04-04 08:47:47

Monti
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Sorry for not being clear rolfie. I meant how to uninstall LibreOffice all together from the system when installing multiple .deb-files in one go as with "-i *.deb" smile

Like; Could I for example use -r twice for the two different prefixes used in the archive, libobasis6.4*.deb and libreoffice6.4*.deb, to uninstall LibreOffice?

Last edited by Monti (2020-04-04 08:52:51)

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#12 2020-04-04 11:43:04

rolfie
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

apt remove libreoffice_6.4 will do. The beauty of this approach is that dpkg is part of the Debian/Devuan package administration. The installation will be listed as local in the package database. You may use all tools/commands you usually use, like synaptic, apt/apt-get, ....

As root enter apt list libreoffice in a terminal and see what you get.

rolfie

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#13 2020-04-04 19:51:17

bbatten
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Hi Monti,

caveat: The .deb files for Libreoofice provided by Devuan differ somewhat from those supplied by Librefoffice. So if you currently have the Devuan packages installed, it would be a good idea to purge them before installing the native Libreoffice packages for the first time.

[edit] Also, this will prevent an inadvertent Devuan install attempt when their Libreoffice packages are updated.

The two tarballs that you get from the Libreooffice download site currently are:

LibreOffice_6.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
LibreOffice_6.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_en-US.tar.gz

They untar into the ./LibreOffice_6.4.2.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/ and ./LibreOffice_6.4.2.2_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_en-US subdirectories in the current directory.

gview ./LibreOffice_6.4.2.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/readmes/README_en-US and follow the directions.

cd into the help pack DEBS directory and repeat.

FWIW, here's the script I use to do the download:

[8] bryan: cat ~/bin/getlo
#!/bin/bash
# getlo - get libreoffice and builtin help pack

[ $# -eq 1 ] && rev=$1 || rev=5.3.1
wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/${rev}/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_${rev}_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/${rev}/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_${rev}_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_en-US.tar.gz
wait

# End getlo

Let me know how it goes.

Last edited by bbatten (2020-04-04 19:59:44)

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#14 2020-04-04 21:05:31

Monti
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Thanks a lot rolfie! Really appreciate it.

Regarding apt list libreoffice I strangely got this one:

:~$ apt list libreoffice
Listing... Done
libreoffice/stable,stable-security,now 1:5.2.7-1+deb9u11 amd64 [residual-config]

Before installing LO 6.4.2 I did a regular uninstall of version 5 plus autoremove. So I am not sure what this is.

[Edit] Posted this post right after yours bbatten. Thanks a lot for your followup. I'll dig into what you wrote.

Last edited by Monti (2020-04-04 21:15:37)

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#15 2020-04-17 12:20:41

Monti
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

Ok bbatten. Have tried things out and it works just fine.

Thanks a lot for the lesson smile

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#16 2020-04-18 18:32:18

bbatten
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

You're welcome! FYI Libreoffice went to 6.4.3.2 as of 4/7/20.

Last edited by bbatten (2020-04-18 18:32:50)

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#17 2020-04-21 11:12:39

Monti
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Re: LibreOffice 6.1.5 or 6.4.2 to ASCII from Beowulf or Ceres repos?

bbatten wrote:

You're welcome! FYI Libreoffice went to 6.4.3.2 as of 4/7/20.

Thanks again bbatten! Appreciate it smile

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