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I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. This week I've removed libreoffice packages (using synaptic) from my system because I understand that an upgrade of libreoffice would fix a bug which won't let me use keyboard shortcuts while in foreign layout.

After removing all my packages containing term 'libreoffice' I've downloaded the last version of libreoffice 4.1.4, (from Libreoffice site) unzipped it with archive manager and then typed the command sudo dpkg -i *.deb in DEB folder.

the installations seems to stop in the middle without putting any icons on my unity launcher

I typed in terminal "libreoffice4.1" but it did not execute. this msg error appeared:

The application cannot be started. [context="shared"] caught unexpected com.sun.star.ucb.InteractiveAugmentedIOException: > a folder could not be created

Below are the results of the output after entering sudo dpkg -i *.deb:

appreciate your help

Selecting previously unselected package libobasis4.1-base.
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beanshell-script-provider_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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provider.
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javascript-script-provider_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libobasis4.1-extension-mediawiki-publisher.
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mediawiki-publisher_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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nlpsolver_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libobasis4.1-extension-pdf-import.
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pdf-import_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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presentation-minimizer_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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builder_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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integration_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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graphicfilter_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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kde-integration_4.1.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
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Selecting previously unselected package libreoffice4.1.
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Setting up libreoffice4.1-debian-menus (4.1.4-2) ...
/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
Setting up libreoffice4.1-ure (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-core01 (4.1.4.2-2) ...
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Setting up libobasis4.1-core07 (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-draw (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-en-us (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-en-us-base (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-en-us-calc (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-en-us-math (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-en-us-res (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-en-us-writer (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-extension-beanshell-script-provider (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-extension-javascript-script-provider (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-extension-mediawiki-publisher (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-extension-nlpsolver (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-extension-pdf-import (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-extension-presentation-minimizer (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-extension-report-builder (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-gnome-integration (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-graphicfilter (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-images (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-impress (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-kde-integration (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-math (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-ogltrans (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-onlineupdate (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-ooofonts (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-ooolinguistic (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-python-script-provider (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-pyuno (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-writer (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-xsltfilter (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1 (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-dict-en (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-dict-es (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-dict-fr (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-draw (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-en-us (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-impress (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-math (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-writer (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-base (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-calc (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-librelogo (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libobasis4.1-postgresql-sdbc (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-base (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Setting up libreoffice4.1-calc (4.1.4.2-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info ...
Processing triggers for gnome-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
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What happens if you open a terminal and run libreoffice? –  terdon Jan 5 at 10:49
    
Try "sudo apt-get -f install" or "sudo apt-get -r install libreoffice" something like that to reinstall libreoffice. –  Andrew Jan 5 at 11:16
    
Do I understand correctly that only the icons are missing, everything else works? –  guntbert Jan 5 at 20:56

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So your problem is just that the install didn't put icons on the desktop, not that it didn't install at all?

To solve the icons problem - in the file manager go to /usr/share/applications. You will find all the installed icons there. Put them on the desktop by right-clicking and 'copy to'. Select desktop and they will appear there.

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In accordance to the installation instructions the install will place the icons for all LibreOffice applications in your Applications/Office menu.

If you go to the launcher you should find the LibreOffice if you type it's name as follows: enter image description here

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thanks for the help. see my comment above to my original post –  user231989 Jan 5 at 22:06

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