Unable to Install on LM 17.3

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Unable to Install on LM 17.3

Post by Spood » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:59 am


I have tried installing FreeOffice on two versions of Linux.

First I tried Linux Mint 18.2 which failed during installation due to dependencies resulting in a broken package which I removed.

I then tried a version that FreeOffice has been tested on - Linux Mint 17.3...
Again the installation falied, see screen output below...

sudo dpkg -i softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb[sudo] password for chris:
Selecting previously unselected package softmaker-freeoffice-2016.
(Reading database ... 162073 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb ...
Unpacking softmaker-freeoffice-2016 (2301) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of softmaker-freeoffice-2016:
softmaker-freeoffice-2016 depends on libidn11.

dpkg: error processing package softmaker-freeoffice-2016 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
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 mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

Appreciate any pointers and/or known workarounds?

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Re: Unable to Install on LM 17.3

Post by Michael Uplawski » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:31 pm

Spood wrote: softmaker-freeoffice-2016 depends on libidn11.
Appreciate any pointers and/or known workarounds?
Pointer, not to a workaround but to the solution :

softmaker-freeoffice-2016 depends on libidn11.

If other packages are missing, install them likewise, but better use the package manager that came with your distribution. Alternatively choose

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apt-get install [package]
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