It is really annoying that Ubuntu does not ship LibreOffice with libreoffice-evolution support. I hope they will fix this bug.
There is a workaround and the credit goes to NoOp:
You have to install the non-Ubuntu LibreOffice (LO) from the main download page or the archive along to the Ubuntu-LO (no need to uninstall the default Ubuntu-LO):
- Download the .deb versions of LO (include the help file .deb): https://www.libreoffice.org/download/
Download the DEB-version. If it is not the correct one, choose “change?” Change System, Version or Language". Pick your architecture (32 bit or 64 bit): "Linux (deb): x86 or x86_64". I'll use 32bit for this explanation, but the procedure for 64bit is the same.
Note: I will use US English, but you can use any other language.
Download both Main Installer and Help.
- Extract the .tar.gz files. Easiest way is to open Nautilus, right click on the .tar.gz and select "Extract here". That will extract the files to their own folders (with the correct permissions):
Open gnome-terminal and cd to the /DEB folder:
(remember I'm using 32bit & US english as an example)
Mine is located here, so I'll use that as an example:
Now install LO. Note: this will install LO in the
/opt directory, and will have no affect on your Ubuntu installation.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Now do the same for the help files:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Now modify the bootstrap destination so that your standard LO doesn't affect your Ubuntu LO install:
gksu gedit /opt/libreoffice4.4/program/bootstraprc
Change this line:
- The Ubuntu LO user profile gets installed to:
So we put the 4.4 standard profile here instead (create a new folder with the folder name libreoffice4.4):
Now start standard LO to ensure all is working:
Make sure it's working. Also check to see if your Address data sources are working: Database|Connect to an existing database|check to see if you have Evolution, Thunderbird etc.
While it is up and open, open the Ubuntu LO to ensure that you can run both in parallel/side-by-side. If all is working OK for you, create a menu item/icon so that you can use the standard LO.
To uninstall the non-Ubuntu LO you can use Synaptic:
- search for libobasis[version number] and mark all for complete removal
(it will also pull in and mark libreoffice[version]. And then apply.
or from the command line:
sudo apt-get -s purge libobasis[version number]
example if you have version 4.4 installed:
sudo apt-get -s purge libobasis4.4 libreoffice4.4
Note: use the '-s' option to 'simulate' the purge first, and if satisfied that all is well, remove the '-s' and purge:
sudo apt-get purge libobasis4.4 libreoffice4.4
now remove the left over /opt directory:
sudo rm -R /opt/libreoffice4.4