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One LibreOffice can open .dbf file, one cannot?

Post by kayeng » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:47 am

Hello Friends

Please move to appropriate forum if it does not suit this one. Thank you.

I have Linuxmint 19 and Lubuntu 18 installed.

Linuxmint comes with LibreOffice 6.0.3.2

Lubuntu comes with the latest (?) version of LibreOffice.

Why is it that the Libreoffice of Linuxmint can open a .dbf file but the one from Lubuntu cannot?

And what can be done about it? I want the Lubuntu libreoffice to be able to open a .dbf file.

Thank you.

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Re: One LibreOffice can open .dbf file, one cannot?

Post by xenopeek » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:10 am

Sounds like something to ask in the Lubuntu support forum. Can't move this there from here. Give them a test .dbf file to try and reproduce the issue.

You were unclear as to your Lubuntu version. Assuming you meant you have Lubuntu 18.10 and not Lubuntu 18.04 you indeed have a different LibreOffice version because Linux Mint 19.x are based on Ubuntu 18.04 (like Lubuntu 18.04). 18.10 has 6.1.5 and 18.04 has 6.0.7.
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Re: One LibreOffice can open .dbf file, one cannot?

Post by kayeng » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:21 am

Yes, it's Lubuntu 18.10

I just don't understand why a later version of LibreOffice cannot open a .dbf file while an older version can. Or maybe it's a Lubuntu issue.
Anyway thank you.

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Re: One LibreOffice can open .dbf file, one cannot?

Post by xenopeek » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:22 am

Might be better to ask on the LibreOffice forums (with you providing a test .dbf file).
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Re: One LibreOffice can open .dbf file, one cannot?

Post by Portreve » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:34 pm

Another thought is you could install the current version of LO directly from The Document Foundation's web site and see if that aids you in any way. There's instructions about how to flush out your currently installed version.

That's what I've done. However, I don't deal with .dbf files, so in truth I've no direct knowledge of what their support is like.
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Re: One LibreOffice can open .dbf file, one cannot?

Post by ajgringo619 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:02 pm

How exactly are you trying to open .dbf files? Is Libre Base installed?
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