Bug 45387 - Debian packages should depend on some localisation
Summary: Debian packages should depend on some localisation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 RC2
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Installer-Linux
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Reported: 2012-01-30 02:11 UTC by Lionel Elie Mamane
Modified: 2022-09-29 03:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Lionel Elie Mamane 2012-01-30 02:11:09 UTC
$ sudo dpkg --install libreoffice3.5-ure_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb libobasis3.5-core0* libobasis3.5-base_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb libobasis3.5-postgresql-sdbc_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb libobasis3.5-images_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb libreoffice3.5_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb libreoffice3.5-base_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb 
$ /opt/libreoffice3.5/program/sbase
Missing vcl resource. This indicates that files vital to localization are missing. You might have a corrupt installation.
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'com::sun::star::uno::RuntimeException'

If those packages need others to run, they should depend on them. If they need _any_ localisation (and not a specific one, such as en-us), use "virtual packages", e.g. have the localisation packages "Provide: libobasis-i18n" and have the other packages "Depends: libobasis-i18n".
Comment 1 Lionel Elie Mamane 2012-01-30 02:12:13 UTC
$ sudo dpkg --install libobasis3.5-en-us_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb  libobasis3.5-en-us-base_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb libobasis3.5-en-us-res_3.5.0-12_amd64.deb

Now it works, so these seem to be the three packages that are needed.
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-14 04:54:21 UTC
So, it fixed?
Comment 3 Thomas Hackert 2012-09-29 12:08:41 UTC
Hello Lionel, *,
would you be so kind to answer Sasha's question, please? Is it fixed (and could this issue be closed)? Or is it still valid?
Sorry for the inconvenience
Comment 4 Lionel Elie Mamane 2012-09-30 04:50:03 UTC
No, it is not fixed. The situation is as such: LibreOffice refuses to start without a localisation package installed, *but* the .deb packages do not declare that requirement.

(And AFAIK, we don't use NEEDINFO keyword anymore, we use NEEDINFO status)
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2013-06-10 17:44:53 UTC
Lionel - as it's reported by you, marking as NEW :)

If it's fixed by now please close it but I suspect it's not, feel free to prioritize however you see fit
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-03-16 23:46:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:24:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:25:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-08-15 12:22:12 UTC
Dependencies are still incomplete in the debs provided by LibreOffice project.
Indeed it seems obvious it should be enough to install the LibreOffice package, for example for LO 5.2.7:
sudo dpkg -install libreoffice5.2_5.2.7.2-2_amd64.deb

it does not work with error message about unsatisfied dependencies, but missing packages are not listed.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-08-16 02:37:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2020-09-28 03:55:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2022-09-29 03:55:12 UTC
Dear Lionel Elie Mamane,

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