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    LO 3.5 does not remove completely

    Was checking my system for odd things, and came across the following:
    Dash Home -> Installed shows an generic icon with the text: LibreOffice 3.5 Math.
    This was strange, because I am running: LO 3.6.4.3. on Ubuntu 12.04.
    The icon LibreOffice 3.6 Math did not show. It does run from the Suite, however.

    After some looking into it, I found that under /opt, there was still a folder with the name: libreoffice3.5.
    I ran:

    1. sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*
    2. sudo apt-get autoremove
    3. sudo apt-get remove
    4. sudo apt-get update
    5. sudo apt-get clean

    None of the above removed the folder, and the generic icon.
    So, I ran: sudo nautilus, and removed it manually.
    Interesting result: nothing changed. The icon was still there.
    After some research on the internet, Ask Ubuntu gave a potential solution, being: unity --reset. I logged in under gnome, and in the terminal I typed: unity --reset. It did not do what I expected, because it appeared to be hanging. After 10 minutes I killed the process.


    Ok, me thinking simple. Re-install the LO 3.5 version, and remove it again. Hopefully that works, so I re-installed LO 3.5.7.
    After the installation, the Dash Home -> Installed showed a proper icon for the LO 3.5 Math, and it also worked.
    Ok, now, remove it again, using the same list as above, starting with purging.
    Big . EVERYTHING IS THE SAME AS BEFORE.
    The generic icon is back.


    Me not understand anymore.


    Can anyone shed some light on this one?


    Dream

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    Re: LO 3.5 does not remove completely

    I always use

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-core
    It seems to work okay for me

    HTH

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    Re: LO 3.5 does not remove completely

    Quote Originally Posted by Hylas de Niall View Post
    I always use

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-core
    It seems to work okay for me

    HTH
    Interestingly the core is not installed?
    I use the debs from libreoffice.org directly to install.

    Dream

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    Re: LO 3.5 does not remove completely

    BUMP!

    Please help.

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