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    Default did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    on opensuse 13.1, how it works??

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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    Yes, tried, failed, regretted it.

    Libreoffice fails to open with error "the user interface language cannot be determined". Deleting libreoffice directory in ~/.config/ and/or a reboot didn't work.

    There's discussion of it here: http://www.marshut.com/ippyxp/libreoffice-4-2.html perhaps somebody will work out a solution.

    For the moment, as I need a working version, I'm downgrading to 4.1.
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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    Running 4.2.0.4 on 13.1 quite happily. Installed using rpms from the Libreoffice site.

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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    jfarrar wrote:

    >
    > Running 4.2.0.4 on 13.1 quite happily. Installed using rpms from the
    > Libreoffice site.
    >

    I have tried twice with suse repo (Factory) failed both times (new
    download) with same error. I also fell back to 4.1.4.2.

    Do you have the link you used to download from?

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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    jfarrar wrote:

    >
    > Running 4.2.0.4 on 13.1 quite happily. Installed using rpms from the
    > Libreoffice site.
    >

    I have tried twice with suse repo (Factory) failed both times (new
    download) with same error. I also fell back to 4.1.4.2.
    Have you switched _all_ libreoffice packages to the versions from that repo?
    I.e. like described here:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_ch..._Vendor_change

    If not, you might have had some mixture of packages from both versions, which would explain why it didn't work.

    And AFAIK the packaging scheme has changed there, so you might want to check manually in YaST->Software Management if you miss some packages you might need from that repo.

    Please note that I haven't tried libreoffice from the Factory repo, so I don't know if they work.

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    wolfi323 wrote:

    >
    > upscope;2624211 Wrote:
    >> jfarrar wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> > Running 4.2.0.4 on 13.1 quite happily. Installed using rpms from
    >> > the Libreoffice site.
    >> >

    >> I have tried twice with suse repo (Factory) failed both times (new
    >> download) with same error. I also fell back to 4.1.4.2.
    >>

    > Have you switched _all_ libreoffice packages to the versions from that
    > repo?
    > I.e. like described here:
    > http://tinyurl.com/2c4bppv
    >
    > If not, you might have had some mixture of packages from both
    > versions, which would explain why it didn't work.
    >
    > And AFAIK the packaging scheme has changed there, so you might want to
    > check manually in YaST->Software Management if you miss some packages
    > you might need from that repo.
    >
    > Please note that I haven't tried libreoffice from the Factory repo, so
    > I don't know if they work.
    >

    Yes I did do this. But just to be sure I just did it again with YaST:
    1. selected the Factory repo, disabled the libreoffice repo for 4.1.
    2. All packages for update in the repo were the same version,(used
    switch system packages).
    3. Rebooted to be sure I had correct versions in use.

    Still get the same error message:
    <QUOTE>
    --------
    "the user interface language cannot be determined"
    </QUOTE>

    4> Switched back to 4.1 version and it works.

    Later today I will download the version from LibreOffice website and try
    it. If I remember in the past you could have both versions install
    becuse the LibreOffice website version installs into /opt and SUSE
    version installs in /usr.

    Is this still true?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    Yes I did do this. But just to be sure I just did it again with YaST:
    1. selected the Factory repo, disabled the libreoffice repo for 4.1.
    2. All packages for update in the repo were the same version,(used
    switch system packages).
    3. Rebooted to be sure I had correct versions in use.

    Still get the same error message:
    <QUOTE>
    --------
    "the user interface language cannot be determined"
    </QUOTE>
    Well, I just installed libreoffice from the LibreOffice:Factory repo, and it starts fine here.
    I just used the 1-click install (http://software.opensuse.org/package/libreoffice, the one for the 4.2.0.4 version from LibreOffice:Factory of course), and only allowed vendor change when YaST showed a dependency conflict resolver dialog (so I did nothing special, I had the 4.1.4.2 packages from the update repo installed before).
    I did notice 2 problems straight away however:
    - It's not fully localized, it uses a mixture of german and english on my german system.
    - Only the "Sifr" icon style is available.

    After manually updating all icon-theme packages to 4.2 as well, the icons are now "normal" again (i.e. oxygen is used) and all styles are available in the settings.
    But the translations just seem to be incomplete still (german at least). I'm not sure if that's an upstream issue or a packaging problem.

    Later today I will download the version from LibreOffice website and try
    it. If I remember in the past you could have both versions install
    becuse the LibreOffice website version installs into /opt and SUSE
    version installs in /usr.

    Is this still true?
    No idea, sorry.
    But you could check by opening the downloaded RPM with Ark, or running "rpm -qlp filename.rpm" before you install it.

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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    On 2014-02-15 15:26, wolfi323 wrote:
    > But you could check by opening the downloaded RPM with Ark, or running
    > "rpm -qlp -filename.rpm-" before you install it.


    You can browse inside the rpm with 'mc', even copy and "install"
    separate files out of it.

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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    I'm running LO 4.2.1 in 13.1 and Factory without a hitch. I downloaded it from LO's website.

    At first I couldn't get Draw to work but discovered it was because I hadn't installed the whole package. I left out Impress and Math as I don't use them. When I loaded these everything worked as it should.
    I mainly use the spreadsheets.
    Pete

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    Default Re: did somebody try libreoffice 4.2 in the factory repo?

    wolfi323 wrote:

    >
    > upscope;2624547 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Yes I did do this. But just to be sure I just did it again with

    YaST:
    >> 1. selected the Factory repo, disabled the libreoffice repo for

    4.1.
    >> 2. All packages for update in the repo were the same version,(used
    >> switch system packages).
    >> 3. Rebooted to be sure I had correct versions in use.
    >>
    >> Still get the same error message:
    >> <QUOTE>
    >> --------
    >> "the user interface language cannot be determined"
    >> </QUOTE>

    > Well, I just installed libreoffice from the LibreOffice:Factory

    repo,
    > and it starts fine here.
    > I just used the 1-click install
    > (http://software.opensuse.org/package/libreoffice), and only allowed
    > vendor change when YaST showed a dependency conflict resolver dialog
    > (so I did nothing special, I had the 4.1.4.2 packages from the

    update
    > repo installed before).
    > I did notice 2 problems straight away however:
    > - It's not fully localized, it uses a mixture of german and english

    on
    > my german system.
    > - Only the "Sifr" icon style is available.
    >
    > After manually updating all icon-theme packages to 4.2 as well, the
    > icons are now "normal" again (i.e. oxygen is used) and all styles

    are
    > available in the settings.
    > But the translations just seem to be incomplete still (german at
    > least). I'm not sure if that's an upstream issue or a packaging
    > problem.
    >
    >> Later today I will download the version from LibreOffice website

    and
    >> try it. If I remember in the past you could have both versions
    >> install because the LibreOffice website version installs into /opt

    and SUSE version installs in /usr.
    >>
    >> Is this still true?

    > No idea, sorry.
    > But you could check by opening the downloaded RPM with Ark, or

    running
    > "rpm -qlp -filename.rpm-" before you install it.
    >

    Yesterday I downloaded 4.2.1 from LO website. It installed fine, no
    errors and runs writer and calc with no errors so far. I updated some
    spreadsheets yesterday and printed labels this morning wit 4.2.1. This
    was after re-down loading 4.2.0 from Factory. It installs fine but
    will not start writer or calc, get fatal error and closes. Message
    same as before ( About language interface. I restalled 4.1 and its
    working. Installing in parallel is possible because openSUSE installs
    to /usr/share and LO version installs into /opt.

    Russ
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