Having rather serious issues with LibreOffice (v188.8.131.52) at the moment. This seems to have happened ever since upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 - for whatever reason, a variety of different things are causing it to crash out.
The two main triggers that cause a crash are:
- Opening a file of the same type as initially started in (e.g. opening a .odt file if I've started in Writer mode, a .ods file in Calc or a .odp file in Impress). Cross extensions (e.g. starting in Calc, and opening a .odp to switch to Impress) are fine. Once one file is open, however, I can open as many as I like of any type on top of it.
- Closing any LibreOffice window will cause all of them to crash (it will come up with a recovery dialog for any file that was open).
I've seen other causes too (even opening the Save As dialog has done it a couple of times) but these are not as consistent. I don't get any kind of error report dialog like I normally would; I think it must have auto-checked "don't show me these" at some point so I'm not getting the error dumps any more.
I have no idea what's causing this, but I'd very much like to fix it if possible. I've tried fully reinstalling LibreOffice (
sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*, followed by
sudo apt-get install libreoffice), but to no avail - it continues to crash without fail whenever I perform one of the triggers above (not exactly uncommon actions). Any help would be much appreciated.
EDIT: I have also tried running from a terminal, using
libreoffice --writer etc., but get no additional outputs or error messages that would help. I only know that it's crashing on close because it opens the recovery manager the next time I start it (even if there was only a single, blank document open, it will do this on close)
EDIT #2: I am still completely stuck with this. I have tried the command listed in Reinstall package and its installed dependencies to reinstall all of the dependencies, as well as purging entirely and installing from the PPA, all to no avail. The only difference now is that, with the version from the PPA, Libreoffice now crashes before it even loads a blank document, rather than when trying to open a file.