I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64bit) with Libreoffice removed and Openoffice 4.1.0 installed.
My package system is broken and I can't install or un-install anything until I've fixed the problem. I've searched ask-ubuntu and read many 'solutions' to broken dependencies, none of which seem to help my predicament.
Here is what I did to get into the current impasse.
I tried to install the gnome desktop using "Software Center" but I had not realised the desktop installation also attempted to install Libreoffice. Part way through the installation the process spat out an error and stopped. Using "sudo apt-get install -f" gives the output below.
I would like to fix the dependencies so that I can get rid of the broken Libreoffice installation but I don't know where to start.
sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libreoffice-help-en-gb libreoffice-help-en-us libreoffice-l10n-en-gb libreoffice-l10n-en-za mythes-en-au mythes-en-us Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: libreoffice-common Suggested packages: libreoffice-style-breeze libreoffice-style-crystal libreoffice-style-hicontrast libreoffice-style-oxygen libreoffice-style-sifr libreoffice-style-tango The following NEW packages will be installed libreoffice-common 0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 24 not to upgrade. 23 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/22.0 MB of archives. After this operation, 82.3 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 266625 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libreoffice-common_1%3a4.4.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty1_all.deb ... Unpacking libreoffice-common (1:4.4.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libreoffice-common_1%3a4.4.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty1_all.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ‘/var/lib/libreoffice/share/prereg/’: No such file or directory rmdir: failed to remove ‘/var/lib/libreoffice/share/’: No such file or directory rmdir: failed to remove ‘/var/lib/libreoffice/program/’: No such file or directory rmdir: failed to remove ‘/var/lib/libreoffice’: No such file or directory rmdir: failed to remove ‘/var/lib/libreoffice’: No such file or directory Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ... Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles' Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms' Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst' Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu' Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm' Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt' Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu' Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for man-db (184.108.40.206-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-icon-theme (3.10.0-0ubuntu2) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ... Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libreoffice-common_1%3a4.4.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty1_all.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) These are the broken dependencies: libreoffice-core: Depends: libreoffice-common (> 1:4.4.3~rc2) but it is not installed libreoffice-help-en-us: Depends: libreoffice-l10n-en-us but it is a virtual package libreoffice-l10n-en-gb: Depends: libreoffice-common but it is not installed libreoffice-l10n-en-za: Depends: libreoffice-common but it is not installed –