updating LMDE2 screws up LibreOffice

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DougB
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updating LMDE2 screws up LibreOffice

Post by DougB » Thu May 03, 2018 7:32 am

I've recently fully updated my LMDE2 Cinnamon through Update Manager, including LibreOffice, and now find that reports in LibreOffice Base always have the first page blank (so 1-page reports display a totally blank output). Documents produced in Writer also have the first page blank. What's going on?
The most recent version of LibreOffice from Update manager was 4.3.3.2 but I've now also installed LO 5.4.6.2 - it shows the same fault

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Re: updating LMDE2 screws up LibreOffice

Post by Cosmo. » Thu May 03, 2018 10:34 am

I don't use LMDE(2), so I cannot look into it myself. But I wonder, if it is really true, that LMDE2 still provides LO 4.3?

Besides that try this:

Close LO completely, don't forget the quickstarter. Now open the file manager and make hidden files visible (ctrl-h). Go in your home into the folder .config and rename the sub-folder libreoffice to libreoffice.bck. Start LO and check.

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Re: updating LMDE2 screws up LibreOffice

Post by killer de bug » Sat May 05, 2018 6:22 am

No need to install LMDE to check the version of LO. LMDE is based on Jessie, and as a result it has the same version of LO than Jessie. And it is indeed 4.3. Nothing wrong with this.
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/libreoffice

5.2 is available in the backports in case of needs.
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