Is it possible to delete Libre Office Writer and install open office again as Libre seems to be full of bugs and unusable? I have 11.3.
I have libre office without problems. What kind of bugs?
Anyway if you want to install it read this http://en.opensuse.org/OpenOffice.org
If you don’t want to upgrade openSUSE to 11.4 (which worked for me in all respects), you may want to check Install/ Remove Software.
You can also check it through here yast–>Software–> Install/Remove Software and you go to yast2
On 04/28/2011 12:36 PM, ex-para wrote:
> Is it possible to delete Libre Office Writer and install open office
> again as Libre seems to be full of bugs and unusable? I have 11.3.
LibreOffice works perfectly here on 11.3…so, i guess your system or LO
install is somehow damaged…
you might find happiness by using YaST Software Management to update
LibreOffice (that will make sure all packages marked update are correct
on your disk (like remove and replace)
but, to go back OpenOffice this should work:
-in YaST Software Management, search on libreoffice, and mark all
packages for delete
-in YaST Software Repositories make sure only these repos are enabled
and refreshed: oss, non-oss, update, packman
-in YaST Software Management, search on OpenOffice and click to install
all packages you need
read my caveat
Every time I try to copy/past from Libre I get a bug warning and every thing I have typed is lost. I have used Linux for years now and got used to working things out myself with a lot of help from forums but this has sickend me off as open office was Ok so why go backwards with this Libre and I just don’t want to waste my time trying to put it right as open office needed no attention.
On 04/28/2011 08:36 PM, ex-para wrote:
> Every time I try to copy/past from Libre I get a bug warning and every
> thing I have typed is lost.
Well, hmmmmm…i just wrote this into a libreoffice document and copy
pasted it to here…
and, i can save just fine without any loss…so, i have to wonder how
your libreOffice got damaged and mine did not…
sorry but i have to ask: why not just delete LibreOffice and install
OpenOffice? (i think i gave you the outline of how to do that…)
or, maybe i should ask why did you install LibreOffice if you were
perfectly happy with OpenOffice?
Thanks for the replies and information, I definatley did not install Libre I could only have got it with updates.
On 04/29/2011 11:06 AM, ex-para wrote:
> Thanks for the replies and information, I definatley did not install
> Libre I could only have got it with updates.
do you automatically accept all updates offered?
i do not.
you don’t have to.
by not looking to see what is listed to be updated, you give up your
chance to not mess with stuff you love as it is.
when you do that, you might as well have installed it…
OK, you have got the better of me.
On 04/29/2011 04:06 PM, ex-para wrote:
> OK, you have got the better of me.
i admit i was trying to relay what i consider is valuable information,
but i wasn’t trying to “get the better of you”…there are so many many
who just let the updater have its way…and THEN get surprised…and
some get angry that “openSUSE messed up my system with an update” like
the user has no choice in the matter…
like today, a 11.3 updated wanted to change my kernel…but, i blocked
it because i don’t have time right now to deal with what may break if
the kernel is switched…i need this machine over the weekend, so i
will wait a while…do a little backing up here and there…and THEN
let it switch kernels…
also, it wanted to patch samba…which i don’t use (no Redmond on my
net), and don’t have installed…so, it was gonna install a bunch of new
stuff i do not need or want…