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Hi :)
The wiki-page

recommends using 

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice?

but i never quite trust the single question mark and replace that with a star to be certain of 
getting everything.  Also i'm not sure about purge as i suspect it gets rid of settings, configs, 
Extensions, galleries and everything so i prefer 

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

Also after doing the install you might want LibreOffice to look a bit nicer so it's good to install 
the desktop integration package relevant for your DE (in this case probably Gnome (or more likely a 
fork of it), Unity or Xfce (ok, this last one is unlikely)) so try 

sudo dpkg -i desktop-integration/*.deb

Note there is no / or anything in front of desktop-integration because the folder called 
"desktop-integration" should be in the folder you are already in at that point.

Regards from
Tom :)  

From: Dan Lewis <>
Sent: Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 4:01
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Error trying to install LibreOffice on ubuntu 12.10

On 04/29/2013 09:57 PM, Hugh Lupien wrote:
When trying to install LibreOffice on ubuntu 12.10 using the 
readme directions that follow:

"sudo dpkg -i *.deb

The above DEBSdpkg command does the first part of the installation 
process. To complete the process, you also need to install the desktop 
integration packages. To do this, change directory to the 
"desktop-integration" directory that is within the "DEBS" directory, 
using the following command:

cd desktop-integration

Now run the dpkg command again:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

The installation process is now completed, and you should have icons 
for all the LibreOffice applications in your desktop's 
Applications/Office menu."

I get the following error message after successfully installing the 
first part according to the readme txt, and trying to install the 
desktop integration packages:

cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb[sudo] password for hugh-u:
Selecting previously unselected package libreoffice-debian-menus.
dpkg: regarding libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.2-2_all.deb containing 
  libreoffice-debian-menus conflicts with libreoffice-bundled
   libreoffice-core provides libreoffice-bundled and is present and 

dpkg: error processing libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.2-2_all.deb 
  conflicting packages - not installing libreoffice-debian-menus
Errors were encountered while processing:

Please help if you can. Thank you

Hugh Lupien
      Ubuntu includes their own version of LibreOffice which includes 
this : libreoffice-common which contains the menu entries. When you ran 
sudo dpkg -i *.deb in the desktop-integration folder, you are trying to 
overwrite what is contained in libreoffice-common. That is when you get 
your error. (This has been happening to me for more than 10 years.)
      So, what do I do? First of all I have installed Synaptic from the 
Ubuntu repositories using
sudo apt-get install synaptic. Then open Synaptic (Applications > System 
Tools > Adminstration). You will have to enter your user password to 
open this program. Then enter libreoffice in the Search box and click 
the Search button. Remove all the packages that contain libreoffice in 
the Installed Version column. (Right click the program and select Mark 
for Removal. When you have marked all of the appropriate programs, click 
the Apply button. At the top. A window appears labeled Summary. Double 
check that you have not accidentally marked a program for removal that 
should not be removed. Also make sure that libreoffice-common is on the 
removal list. When you are satisfied, click the apply button in this 
window. Then close Synaptic. Now you can go back to the 
desktop-integration folder. There run sudo dpkg -i *.deb. This time 
there should be no error, and you should have the LO menu 
present in the Office folder. Or if you use Unity (I do not), you can 
search for the LO icons using the top "icon" of the Dash.


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