LibreOffice - Missing help files...

Using Libre Office Version: from Tumbleweed, accessing ‘Help’ results in the helpbrowser opening, but with no content in the right-hand pane.

It seems I’m missing the ‘libreoffice-help-*’ files (which don’t appear in the Tumbleweed repo).

If I download and extract the files:

directly from:
The Document Foundation ( )

They won’t install due to un-met dependencies…

I guess if I downloaded the main installer:

Then it may work, but I’d much rather use the opensuse repo…

Any ideas? :slight_smile:

Moving this to the Tumbleweed forum?

As non Tumbleweed user, I do not feel entitled to make any comment about your experience.

Yes, perhaps a better place for it, thanks :slight_smile:

Will be moved to Tumbleweed and is CLOSED for the moment.

Moved from Applications and open again.

No. There are no libreoffice-help-* packages for quite some time already (since LO 4.2, so neither in openSUSE 13.2).
The help files are in the standard language packages now instead (libreoffice-l10n-*).

Your problem does sound familiar though, something similar happened when upgrading LO 4.1 to 4.2 on 13.1 because some invalid symlinks/directories were left over (has actually been fixed in the 4.3 packages, but maybe a similar issue reappeared now?).

I just tried in my Tumbleweed VM, and I see the same problem as you describe.
Deleting the directory /usr/lib(64)/libreoffice/help and replacing it with a symlink to /usr/share/libreoffice/help should fix it:

sudo rm -r /usr/lib64/libreoffice/help
sudo ln -s /usr/share/libreoffice/help /usr/lib64/libreoffice/help

Reinstalling the packages doesn’t seem to help this time.

PS, I found this bug report:

So, apparently the fix is not working, or broke it even more.
IIUIC, since this “fix” libreoffice now looks in /usr/lib64/libreoffice/help instead of /usr/share/libreoffice/help for the help files, but this is apparently not symlinked to /usr/share/libreoffice/help as it is supposed to be… (the actual files are, but some are missing in /usr/lib64/libreoffice/help)

OK… didn’t know that.

Deleting the directory /usr/lib(64)/libreoffice/help and replacing it with a symlink to /usr/share/libreoffice/help should fix it:

Indeed it does.

Many thanks wolfi, greatly appreciated. :slight_smile: