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Trying to start Libreoffice, I get:

/usr/bin/libreoffice: 161: exec: /usr/bin/oosplash: not found

I messed up recently with libreoffice by executing:

sudo sed -i 's/X-GIO-NoFuse=true/#X-GIO-NoFuse=true/' /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-*

sudo sed -i 's/X-GIO-NoFuse=true/#X-GIO-NoFuse=true/' /usr/bin/libreoffice 

I tried:

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core

followed by:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Do you have any idea on how I can fix that?

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sudo apt-get --purge remove libreoffice-core

and then

sudo apt-get install libreoffice
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I often use the reinstall option of apt-get like: 'apt-get install --reinstall libreoffice-core' in such situations. – jhilmer Feb 10 '14 at 22:22
I do not know if --reinstall will force overwrite of configuration files. Any reference on this? (Hint: remove and install will not touch configuration files; purge and install will.) – Rmano Feb 10 '14 at 22:55

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