I had an old .NET Framework application running with Mono using OpenOffice and it worked very well.
Now I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 Server and I discovered that it moved to LibreOffice, so I installed this suite on Windows, compiled using LibreOffice's CLI dlls and (on Windows) it works.
On Ubuntu I installed LibreOffice using sudo apt-get install libreoffice, but when I try to run my EXE I get a "TypeLoad Exception"; after an hard debug (see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10029620/mono-libreoffice-system-typeloadexception) I discovered that CLI libraries are missing.
I remember that with OpenOffice I had to install cli-uno-bridge package, but I'm able to find it anymore on Oneiric.
I've also tried to use updatedb and then locate cli-, but these libraries seem to miss on my system.
How can I install them? Basicly: I need to run a Mono application using LibreOffice...


I found on this web page deb packages I need (yes, I know, they are not supported... but just to try); so I downloaded them and tried to install with dpkg -i *.deb, but I canno install

  • dpkg -i cli-uno-bridge_3.4.3-3~bpo60+1_i386.deb
    cli-uno-bridge depends on libuno-cli-cppuhelper1.0-cil
  • dpkg -i libuno-cli-cppuhelper1.0-cil_1.0.22.0+LibO3.4.3-3~bpo60+1_all.deb libuno-cli-cppuhelper1.0-cil depends on cli-uno-bridge

So, one depends on the other... is there a way to solve this?


if you're having an issue with a package disappearing, it may have been merged or renamed to another package. To find out http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/ search for the old package name. At the bottom there's a list files option. In this case I used libcli_uno.so

sudo apt-get install apt-file  
sudo apt-file update  
apt-file libcli_uno.so

Yes, there is no package that provides it at the moment

If you're using those two debs, I would move them into a separate folder. Then go there and dpkg -i *

  • I've already seen on one Ubuntu's web page that cli-uno-bridge and other libraries were deleted... So is there some hope for me? I have to wait that they distribute new package, right? – Marco Apr 16 '12 at 15:38
  • Take a look at my edited post please :) – Marco Apr 16 '12 at 15:42
  • see if that fixes it – RobotHumans Apr 16 '12 at 15:45
  • I cannot install those two packages :( – Marco Apr 16 '12 at 15:46
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    LibreOffice stopped maintaining the Mono stuff and Debian/Ubuntu followed suit in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/LibreOffice 3.5.X. – Bjoern Michaelsen Apr 23 '12 at 16:08

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