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Re: [libreoffice-users] LO upgrade under Linux - delete old files


Den tis 4 juni 2019 kl 03:33 skrev Thomas Blasejewicz <nyuwa@hb.tp1.jp>:

> Good morning
> Probably I am just not smart enough (again).
>

We are all beginners at some point…


> I upgraded LibreOffice from 6.0.7 to 6.1.6 on a machine running Linux
> Mint 19.
> The Readme file instructed me to run a dpkg command to unpack the .deb
> files after extracting them from the downloaded compressed file.
> I did that.
>

I never had Mint, but I had Ubuntu for many years, and I think things like
this are just about the same for both. It seems like you have the Mint (or
Ubuntu) edition of LibreOffice to start with (6.0.7), is that correct? If
so, the new install via dpkg won't remove that version. Therefore you need
to uninstall those packages first (if you don't want them). Others already
described how to do that so I won't repeat that again.

If I recall correctly, when you install with dpkg, the old version
installed with dpkg will be replaced with the new one, but I'm not 100 %
sure about that.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg


It seemed to run fine and completed successfully.
> When I clicked on the Writer icon I used before, it is still LibreOffice
> 6.0.7 that opens.
>
> Looking around, I found that there are OTHER LibreOffice icons, which
> start the 6.1.6 version.
> Are those old files supposed to remain there under Linux?
> An update on Windows deletes those (as far as I know).
> Looking in software manager I am told, that Libreoffice is installed,
> but there is no distinction between 6.0.7 and 6.1.6.
>
> If I update Libreoffice in the future again, will all the old files be
> retained?
> Should I **uninstall** Libreoffice first and then make a fresh
> installation of the new version, or is there a way of cleaning out old
> files?
> (I presume, after a fresh installation I have to set up my preferences
> etc. all over; that is something I would like to avoid.
>
> Thank you.
> Thomas
>
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