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#1 2014-11-29 22:11:26

837183
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Registered: 2013-04-19
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Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

I've downloaded the latest LibreOffice as instructed here.

Installation was quick but when I got to this part

Move to the “desktop-integration” subdirectory and install the desktop-integration package

I've noticed there is no "desktop-integration" subdirectory. Screenshot of the DEBS directory.

and so right now I can only execute LibreOffice from the command line using "libreoffice4.3" and under LibreOffice in the desktop menu there's only "Install LibreOffice"...

Last edited by 837183 (2014-11-29 22:12:04)

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#2 2014-11-29 22:17:15

Alad
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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

1. Steer cleer from random blogs, especially when they're about Buntu

2. https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-back … ibreoffice

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#3 2014-11-29 22:18:47

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Registered: 2014-01-21
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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

You have to edit the menu manually to add the entry.

Either use obmenu or edit ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml directly.

EDIT: What @Alad said...

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2014-11-29 22:19:21)

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#4 2014-11-30 11:00:32

ohnonot
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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

837183, just to make it very clear to you and everybody else:

on any linux system, the first place to look for software is your package manager. always.

crunchbang even has that welcome script, you could have installed libreoffice from there.
and another big heading:

ubuntu is not compatible with debian!

(i'm hoping that if i'm using big enough letters it will somehow become visible to all forum members, esp. newbs)

why would you need desktop integration? what is it? chances are your libreoffice will work just fine if you install it the proper way.

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#5 2014-11-30 17:50:02

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

ohnonot wrote:

crunchbang even has that welcome script, you could have installed libreoffice from there.

Also, if you chose to skip that step in cb-welcome, you can install it from the Openbox right-click menu; it should be under "Office -- LibreOffice -- Install LibreOffice".  If LibreOffice is installed using either of these methods, the Install option will be replaced with links for the various components of LibreOffice; this is as close to "desktop integration" as you can get in Openbox.

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#6 2014-11-30 17:57:28

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

I think the OP wants version 4.3 -- that version handles Microsoft office files far better than the older versions.

As @Alad pointed out, wheezy-backports are the "safest" option.

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#7 2014-12-01 14:05:03

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

I think the OP wants version 4.3 -- that version handles Microsoft office files far better than the older versions.


YES. thank you.

Of course I can use the install script...if I want to live in 2006 forever. same with Recoll. I'm losing a lot of functionality by going with #! stable and I can't handle the test version.

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#8 2014-12-01 15:01:41

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

I can't handle the test version.

I find it very straightforward. Maybe we can reassure you smile  Many find that running sid/unstable is actually more, er, "stable"!

And as for Recoll... I wouldn't want to install it, nevermind upgrade it. Bloated and slow imo!

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#9 2014-12-01 15:29:28

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

damo wrote:

I can't handle the test version.

I find it very straightforward. Maybe we can reassure you smile  Many find that running sid/unstable is actually more, er, "stable"!

Thing is..after intalling it I got a terminal. I've posted the problem to Reddit

Since a solution was not in sight..I resorted back to stable.

damo wrote:

And as for Recoll... I wouldn't want to install it, nevermind upgrade it. Bloated and slow imo!

Do you know of anything faster?  smile

Calibre if definitely slower for indexing and searching through the books.

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#10 2014-12-01 16:41:13

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

@837183

My bad probably - I've only used recoll in the past for file searching, as opposed to searching within files.

Anyway, grep and friends work pretty well wink


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#11 2014-12-06 16:57:51

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

Installing LO 4.3 is pretty straight-forward, even if there are more than a couple steps. My #! is 32 bit (i386); I can't speak to whether the 64 bit is different. Download the installer and the helppack from the LO web site in the correct form (for me, is i386 deb). The LO site is generally good at automatically choosing, but I have had occasions where it offers me rpm instead of deb. In file manager, right click them and say "extract here". You will now have folders for these downloads. Separately, navigate into the folders starting with the main installer one, right click, and open a terminal there.

cd DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Do the same for the helppack folder.

Then in Openbox, configure a menu entry. I use the GUI one because that is what I learned first. Super key + space then settings then Openbox then GUI menu editor. I create a new menu entry, then in that menu entry a new item called Libreoffice with the command field set to /opt/libreoffice4.3/soffice (will run the top level menu, but there are executables/scripts that you can use for the individual apps). When done, save the config. Then super key + space then settings then Openbox then restart Openbox.

Of course, if you already have Openbox menu entries for a prior version, you can edit the command for each entry to point to libreoffice4.3 from whatever version you previously used.

Should work like a charm.

Last edited by fishesandloaves (2014-12-06 17:27:10)

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#12 2014-12-06 17:20:04

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

^ or you could just install LO 4.3 from Wheezy backports (see posts #2 and #6 in this topic).

Last edited by porkpiehat (2014-12-06 17:21:05)

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#13 2014-12-06 18:33:27

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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

porkpiehat wrote:

^ or you could just install LO 4.3 from Wheezy backports (see posts #2 and #6 in this topic).

Ah. Did not know that it was already there.  big_smile

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#14 2014-12-07 01:39:48

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Registered: 2012-05-22
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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

^ that still leaves the ominous "desktop integration" unsolved.

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#15 2014-12-08 18:14:27

fishesandloaves
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Re: Adding desktop integration for libreoffice 4.3

Done this way, LO has to be manually added to Openbox or someone has to write a script. It won't do it auto-magically. It isn't a big deal, really, to add it.

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