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2015-02-14 9:31 GMT+01:00 Mike Scott <>:

On 13/02/15 18:24, sqroot wrote:

thanks mike! adding the ppa means, you did not remove the old LO-version
in the first place?

Correct. I added the ppa, did a refresh, and was offered the new versions
in synaptic.

(Irrelevant probably, but synaptic then refused to actually do the upgrade
- but this has happened lately for various packages, not just LO. Using apt
(or was it apt-get?) directly performed all the upgrades correctly.)

​Mike, I use the LO PPA to install all the upgrades to my 64-bit Linux Mint
box (currently 17.1)​
​, which means that they are installed automatically via the Update Manager
- i e, I don't have to look for them in Synaptic or use «apt-get» in a
terminal to install them. Very convenient, but as I recently mentioned on
another thread, Base seems to be missing from the latest version (
installed on this computer - in any event, when I click the Base icon in
LibreOffice nothing at all happens, and when I enter «soffice --base» in a
terminal, LibreOffice opens not to Base, but to Writer !...

I'm not a frequent user of Base, but I can't recall encountering this
problem with previous versions of LO on Mint. I note that all LO services,
including Base, work just fine on my Windows 64-bit 8.1 box. Any
suggestions as to what may be wrong and how to fix it would be greatly
appreciated !...


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