No LibreOffice offline-help & language packs in repository

It seems LibreOffice in the Leap 42.3 repository does not include the English-GB offline-help or language packs; is this correct? In fact the only supported language is apparently American english and there’s no offline-help.

The version of these packs corresponding to repository versions isn’t always available so they can be downloaded and installed separately.

Installing LibreOffice from the ODF website is fine but for one thing: the “KDE interface” program only seems to work for the repository version and, without that, the menus are very plain.

Is there any solution?

David L.

apparently it’s not and not only en-uk a lot of other languages are missing
you could open a bug report or use american english or get the en-uk rpm tarball from libreoffice and manually install it
they’ve packed the rpm inside a tar.gz archive
you’ll need to symlink the files from the libreoffice rpm as it installs in


and the opensuse build expects help to be in


if you really want the help files a bug report is your best bet

Thanks for your reply!

I’ve installed and previous versions from the ODF GB tarball without finding any problems with its’ default installation in /opt/libreoffice* (except the very plain menus caused by no libreoffice-kde4 package mentioned above). I’ll certainly submit a bug report.

David L.

Excuse me, Moderator, but I have a password problem and this may be the only way of contacting you.

My access credentials, as saved in Firefox, allowed me to login to the forum at but I see the URL shown there is (??).

However the password saved in Firefox doesn’t seem to work when I attempt to change my email address from that saved in my settings. The reason I need to change my forum email address is that it no longer exists!

Would you please email me by changing “d2” in my email address to “key”.

David L.

Please always ask new questions in new threads. Not in the least because the title of the existing thread (in this case “No LibreOffice offline-help & language packs in repository”) does not cover the new question, but also because most often (as is the case here) it will belong to another sub-forum. Both cases will more or less guarantee that your question will not draw the attention of the right people.>:(

So this really belongs to Forums Feedback > How to use the Forums.

But there is a shortcut because on the main/home page of these forums there is panel Security info: that says:

Need to change your password or email address? Instructions are in our FAQ

And as a further shortcut, when you read that part of the FAQ, you will find that it points to the Contact Us at the low-left of almost every page of these forums.

I logged a bug report, resolved as follows.

“Anyway I’ve added some tweaks to the master build and this should be fixed by the libreoffice-6.1 and later variants.
Note, do not try it unless you don’t mind it crashing/etc it is currently at a beta2 version.”

David L.