I have tried to install Libre Office Base with Ubuntu Center and Synaptic with no success. Ubuntu 12.04. I get the following message with Synaptic: Could not mark all packages for installation or upgrade

The following packages have unresolvable dependencies. Make sure that all required repositories are added and enabled in the preferences.

libreoffice-base: Depends:libreoffice-core but it's not going to be installed Depends:libreoffice-base-core but it's not going to be installed Depends: libreoffice-java-common but it's not going to be installed

I got a dialog box before this message telling me to mark things, but that didn't seem to work either. Thank you!

  • try this in a terminal and report results please "sudo apt-get install liberoffice-base", it will attempt to install the liberoffice base
    – younes
    Dec 1, 2014 at 23:10
  • Thank you! I get the following message: Unable to locate package liberoffice-base
    – summertime
    Dec 1, 2014 at 23:13
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    "sudo apt-get install libreoffice-base" its libre :)
    – GeoMint
    Dec 1, 2014 at 23:23
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    yes sorry a typo
    – younes
    Dec 1, 2014 at 23:24
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    Try sudo apt-get update in terminal or "Reload" in Synaptic. Dec 1, 2014 at 23:39

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use the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-3-5
sudo update
sudo install libreoffice-base

for some reason, your system can't find the libreoffice packages , but the commands above would add a repository where such packages are available the first command add a repo the second perform an update to the packages list and last actually perform the install

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    Its was typo mistake. See again the comments.
    – GeoMint
    Dec 1, 2014 at 23:26

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