Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

After upgrading his computer to Ubuntu 12.04, my Granddad's reports in all of his LibreOffice databases no longer work, even though the underlying queries still work. Sorry for so little diagnostic information; I don't know much about Base, so I don't even know where to begin debugging this problem.

share|improve this question
@ObsessiveFOSS Thank you, I understand that (look at my network profile and you will see that I have fairly high rep on some sites). The reason why I hadn't gotten around to accepting some of the answers is that on some of my questions, my own answer was the one that ended up fixing the problem. – Kazark Jun 13 '12 at 23:06
You can accept it and looking on Meta Ask Ubuntu, it is the accepted norm to accept self-answers. – hexafraction Jun 13 '12 at 23:07
@ObsessiveFOSS Yes sir, I understand. I'm just saying that I hadn't got around to doing it because you can't accept your own answers at first, and then I hadn't remembered (I don't check this site as regularly as some of the others). – Kazark Jun 13 '12 at 23:09
Ok, sorry for misunderstanding. – hexafraction Jun 13 '12 at 23:09

I had a similar problem recently. Following the steps in the third post here resolved it for me:

share|improve this answer
I tried what I could from there and it didn't seem to fix it, even though some of the things he said (missing "Sort" field etc) were true. – Kazark Jun 13 '12 at 23:45
Sorry I can't be of more help. That worked for me. – Alex L Jun 14 '12 at 11:46

I had almost the same problem - libreoffice reports didn't work at all.

Entering the following in a terminal solved my problem:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-report-builder
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.