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I have had this problem before myself, but with Ubuntu 13.04 mostly.

The Ubuntu software center does not remove all of the older version. It is not just the menu system. Somehow the system still tell you that the previous version's "core" is still installed and the new menu system is different than the core info. It did not happen when I went from 4.0.0 to 4.0.1, but .2 and .3 seems to be doing this.

There is something remaining from the previous version that trips the menu install. I use 12.04 and 13.04 but with MATE as my desktop environment. The error happens when I run Unity as well.

The "apt-get remove" command is something I forget most times. So I use a different process.

I go to the Synaptic Package manager and search for "libreoffice"
Then I click on the "box" column to have all the green ones in a row at the top of the list.

Then I "check" all of the green boxes for removal/uninstall.

After the files are uninstalled, I use the terminal to do the full 4.0.3 install, both parts.

On 05/16/2013 09:35 PM, Don C. Myers wrote:
Below is the method I've used for originally OpenOffice, and now LibreOffice. This is for a 64 bit install. I've done 3 clean installs of Ubuntu 13.04, and replaced the Ubuntu version of LibreOffice with the Document Version of on each machine without issue. This method has never failed me:

Instructions for the 64 Bit Debian Version:
Download LibreOffice_4.0.3.3 to the desktop.
Right click on it and extract it to the desktop. This will give you the folder LibreOffice_4.0.3.3_Linux_x86-64_deb
Run the following terminal commands to install it:
1. sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*.*
2. sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/LibreOffice_4.0.3.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/*.deb
3. sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/LibreOffice_4.0.3.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.3-3_all.deb
4. Drag Icons from Dash to the Unity Launcher Bar if using Unity.


On 05/16/2013 07:31 PM, CVAlkan wrote:
Hi Steve:

No, none of the modules run (--writer, calc, etc.)

There's apparently some older ubuntu menu integration stuff still on the
machine - possibly even leftover from my 3.6 installation.


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