When I removed LibreOffice 6.0.3 from my Ubuntu 18.04 system, and then
installed 6.0.5, the first time I opened a ODT document, it showed the
ebook library package "Calibre" as the default package to open the ODT
SO, any ideas why after removing 6.0.3 and then installing the newest
version 6.0.5 would not assign ODT files to Writer? I know Calibre will
convert between types of documents/books, but never knew about ODT files
- if it does at all. I know that once last year, when I installed a
different package that could open the ODT file AFTER I installed the
newest version of LibreOffice. I had to re-install that version of LO to
get the file properties to list the correct packages.
Of course, today I just took one ODT file and changed the default
package for it, which hopefully change it for all of the ODT files.
Still, how come I had the problem in the first place. Shouldn't the
install of LibreOffice on Ubuntu-Mate 18.04LTS grab the package
preference for each of the default office file type? Both ODF and MS
Office? It should, right?
If this "not associating file types" during install is a bug, then it
needs to be fixed. I think people who have a good skill set, for both
Windows and Linux, should know how to "manually" set the file
association to the correct package/program. The problem to me is those
who are not as skilled, who find this broken association and "freak out".
I know many here in my apartment building who would "freak out" and then
ask me to help them. I know more in the community who barely know how to
install a package using Windows and a self-running CD/DVD, let alone
being able to download the proper version of LibreOffice for their
system, and then install it.
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