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Packages Removed - Libreoffice Now Looks Like ...

Postby whonose » 2017-09-08 12:14

I've been using Debian testing with KDE Plasma for the last five months. No real problems until this morning when an update for some reason removed the following two packages:
libreoffice-kde
libreoffice-style-oxygen

No explanation!! Now Libreoffice looks like something from the Win 95 era! The icons and text are now minute, the whole thing looks horrible.
I've searched for answers without success. I've managed to tinker about in the Libreoffice Options and have managed to get it looking partially better and somewhat workable, but it still looks dreadful. Before it was well integrated.

Is there a way I reinstall these packages any way?
I've tried to do so using sudo apt-get install --reinstall libreoffice-kde
but get
Package libreoffice-kde is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'libreoffice-kde' has no installation candidate


I've searched online for the package names but again with no success.

I use Libreoffice every day and cannot put up with the mess this arbitrary change has turned it into.

If there isn't an answer I'll have to change distro. A couple of months back my Samba shares with a Windows machine were irretrievably broken when Samba was also arbitrarily removed during an update. I can live without that but it does make me question my continued use of Debian if useful day to day stuff can be just broken without explanation or alternatives offered.
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Re: Packages Removed - Libreoffice Now Looks Like ...

Postby anticapitalista » 2017-09-08 13:25

whonose wrote:I've been using Debian testing ...

If there isn't an answer I'll have to change distro. ...


I suggest you use Debian Stable since testing gets regular updates that YOU will need to track if they cause issues.

This might get it to work

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde libreoffice-style-oxygen


Post output in terminal and your sources list.
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Re: Packages Removed - Libreoffice Now Looks Like ...

Postby whonose » 2017-09-08 13:51

I've fixed it. I installed the libreoffice-gtk2 and libreoffice-gtk3 packages and it's back to how it used be!
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Re: Packages Removed - Libreoffice Now Looks Like ...

Postby whonose » 2017-09-08 13:56

anticapitalista wrote:
whonose wrote:I've been using Debian testing ...

If there isn't an answer I'll have to change distro. ...


I suggest you use Debian Stable since testing gets regular updates that YOU will need to track if they cause issues.

This might get it to work

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde libreoffice-style-oxygen


Post output in terminal and your sources list.


Thanks for the response. I managed to fix it by installing the libreoffice-gtk-2 and libreoffice-gtk3 packages.
Libreoffice is back to how it used be.

I take your point re Testing vs Stable. Thanks again.
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