updated post on 2013-05-07LibreOffice Manager
, or lomanger, is a user-friendly tool to
a) install the latest LibreOffice in one of the 107 LibreOffice localizations,
b) add an additional LibreOffice localizations to an existing LibreOffice installation,
c) upgrade LibreOffice from any older version,
d) properly remove non-supported OpenOffice or LibreOffice installation.Important note:
1) lomanager is the successor of getopenoffice and will remove any existing OpenOffice installation!
2) make sure to properly update your system before running lomanager!
-> install the latest version (4.0.3, see last post in this thread)
-> run: PCmenu -> Office -> LibreOffice Manager
-> read the messages in the popup-windows, they are provided for a reason...
-> read the Important notes in this post, they are constantly updated and contain additional useful information for a successful installation of LibreOffice.
-> LibreOffice Manager will download LibreOffice and related files (Help, language packs) from LibreOffice. When a new LibreOffice version is available you will have to run LibreOffice LibreOffice Manager again to update to the latest LibreOffice version.
LibreOffice Manager has the following features: * LibreOffice-upgrade or installation:
if you upgrade from an older LibreOffice-version then it will completely remove the older LibreOffice-version and replace it by the latest LibreOffice-version. This is necessary to avoid any upgrade issues. When upgrading all user customizations stored in the hidden directory in the user's Home directory ~/.libreoffice
are backed up to the directory ~/.libreoffice_old
which can then be used to restore your customizations.* Fixing a borked LibreOffice-installation:
if your LibreOffice-installation is corrupt, or LibreOffice does not work anymore for whatever reason you can run LibreOffice Manager
, select your LibreOffice-locale, and you will get a fresh working installation of LibreOffice. * Uninstall LibreOffice:
use this option to completely and properly remove LibreOffice from your system.* Backup personalized settings:
your personalized LibreOffice settings are stored in a hidden directory in your Home directory: ~/.libreoffice
When upgrading to a newer version of LibreOffice, LibreOffice Manager
will backup this directory to ~/.libreoffice_old from which you can then copy back your personalized settings.* Disk-space: LibreOffice Manager
will check for sufficient disk-space before installing LibreOffice.* Localization:
Confirm to install the pre-selected LibreOffice-locale or add any other LibreOffice-locale from the list.* LibreOffice dictionary: LibreOffice Manager
will provide detailed instructions on adding a localized dictionary for LibreOffice in the file 'getLOdictionary.txt' which can be found in your Home folder. Note: this info is only provided and needed for non en_US LibreOffice localization. The en-US, french, and spanish dictionaries are already included by default.
And for those who did not use LibreOffice Manager
to install LibreOffice: ensure LibreOffice is closed, then go here
, download the appropriate dictionary, open it with LibreOffice, and follow the instructions.* LibreOffice user language interface: LibreOffice Manager
will provide detailed instructions on switching between or applying different installed LibreOffice-locales in a popup window and in the file 'getLOdictionary.txt' which can be found in your Home folder. Please note that any LibreOffice-locale added to the system will be available in LibreOffice regardless
of your current system language. You can select any LibreOffice locale from the LibreOffice tab: Tools -> Options -> Language Settings -> Languages User Interface.Important notes:
====================1.) Instructions to install LibreOffice on multiple machines:
When running LibreOffice Manager
you will have the option to keep the downloaded rpm-packages in /tmp/LO-rpms
. You can then copy these LibreOffice-packages to a new empty folder, maybe best on a USB-drive. Next, plug the USB-drive in the different machine. On the USB-drive, open the folder with the LibreOffice-rpms. Open a konsole, cd to this folder, and then use the command:
/usr/bin/su -c 'apt-get install *.rpm'
to install LibreOffice on the other machine. This should work fine if no LibreOffice was installed before on the other machine. Then close the konsole, safely unmount and remove the USB-drive. Plug the USB-drive to the next PC, etc.1b) Alternative offline installation:
LibreOffice 3.6.5 or 4.0.3 en_US packages plus installer for 32- and 64-bit can be downloaded from here
- 32bit, 172 MB, md5sum: 76a097d87fa2419709ad3d21209fe2bf
- 64bit, 178 MB, md5sum: df6ffe93a1791eb0d255bccee867c451
- 32bit, 164 MB, md5sum: 0600f4fef7071c0a41c3c1bd047cd7c3
- 64bit, 180 MB, md5sum: 37a91141722e463b3c6a6e6d5d7743c2
Then follow these instructions on the new PC where you want to install LibreOffice:
a) if an older LibreOffice version is installed run lomanager and choose: Completely remove LibreOffice.
b) check in Synaptic that you have java-1.6.0-sun
installed, if not, install it. Then close Synaptic.
c) copy the downloaded archive LO403_32bit.tar.gz
or LO403_64bit.tar.gz into the user's Home directory
, e.g., /home/Jim
. Remove any previous directory LO-rpms
. Next, extract the archive via a GUI-application or using the following command in a terminal, e.g. for the 32bit version:
tar xfz LO403_32bit.tar.gz
You should now have a new directory LO-rpms
in the user's Home directory, e.g., /home/Jim/LO-rpms
d) Open a terminal in the user's Home directory and enter (copy/paste) the following command:
/usr/bin/su -c 'LO-rpms/LO_OfflineInstall.sh'
provide your root-password, and wait for the final window showing 'LibreOffice is now installed' to appear. 2.) Linux/MS-Windows dual-boot:
If you have a LibreOffice-document shared between the two operating operating systems:
save the LibreOffice-document and exit
LibreOffice before you shutdown the operating system,
suspend one operating system and then work on the document in the other operating system,
working on the document in MS-Office and LibreOffice, use only LibreOffice in both operating systems,
* Use a common font
of the two operating systems for maximum compatibility. Either automatically done by LibreOffice Manager
or manually: open Synaptic, search for and install webcore-fonts
, then open LibreOffice and you will have the new default font Times New Roman
and other common fonts available.3.) LibreOffice does not start anymore:
* only for a given user: delete the hidden folder .config/libreoffice
in the user's home directory, either graphically or open a konsole in your home-folder and enter in the konsole:
/bin/rm -fr ~/.config/libreoffice
and then start LibreOffice again. Please be aware that deleting the folder .config/libreoffice
will remove all LibreOffice-customizations of this user!
* not for root nor for any user: your LibreOffice setup/configuration is borked. Start LibreOffice Manager
, select your locale, and a popup window will tell you that this LibreOffice-locale is already installed. In this window, press Cancel
to reinstall LibreOffice. Please be aware that reinstalling LibreOffice will remove all LibreOffice-locales and all LibreOffice-customizations of all users!4.) Other problems:
open a konsole window, enter:
and post the konsole output here in this thread together with additional information like your window manager (KDE4, LXDE, etc), the PCLinuxOS version you use, is your system fully updated, do you get the same error when running lomanager
as root, etc. Remember:
detailed and concise information is a prerequisite to fix your problem and will help improving LibreOffice Manager
. 7.) If you use a proxy server:
open a konsole and enter:
or with authentication:
then in the same konsole enter:
lomanager8.) Additional Information:
- to learn about using additional options (lomanager version and system update test) enter in a terminal: lomanager --help
to find out about the command-line options --no-vtest
(skip the test for the latest version of lomanager) and --no-updatetest
(skip the test to check if your system is fully updated)
- working with LibreOffice applications: LibreOffice Documentation
- optional LibreOffice Extensions
- optional LibreOffice Templates