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#1 2011-04-07 10:40:29

nanoman
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bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Hello everyone

Firstly, just wanted to say how great this distro is! Thanks to everyone at the Arch team for making this fantastic philosophy available to everyone!

I've just completed a fresh Arch install and everything has gone swimmingly so far- the documentation for this distro is truly unparalleled (at least in my experience). However, I've hit a brick wall when I've attempted to install bibus alongside libreoffice.

Having searched around for a while, I can't seem to find any working set of instructions to get Cite-While-You-Write (reference insertion) to work between these two applications.

I've tried changing the OOo paths in bibus.cfg, creating openoffice symlinks, lowering macro security in LO, running the UnoConnectionListener.odg and I'm out of ideas (being a noob at this stage means I run out of ideas quickly :-P)

The frustrating thing is that I currently have Arch dual-booting with Linux Mint Debian (Debian Testing) and LO and bibus play nicely there with zero configuration.

Has anyone has had any experience with this, any suggested resolutions or alternative reference managers that do work with LO? I really like Arch but as a PhD student I really need a working word processor + reference manager and this may potentially be a deal breaker which is a shame as this isn't a problem with Arch itself...

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#2 2011-04-07 13:00:00

machoo02
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

My suggestion, as the maintainer of bibus in the AUR, would be to use openoffice-base-bin from the AUR as well. I've tried numerous times to get LO integration working, but have been stymied more times than I can count. I'm pretty sure that the problem lies somewhere in how the UNO components are packaged differently between Arch and the Debian/Ubuntu family (which is where the main Bibus developer does most of his development), but it's not one that I've been able to overcome.

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#3 2011-05-17 12:12:53

nanoman
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Machoo02,

I see on flyspray that something resembling a fix has been presented.

Would you mind posting a step by step process if the fix works?

I'd be eternally grateful. Thanks

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#4 2011-05-17 23:23:11

Stunts
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Just delete (or comment out) the following lines in "/usr/lib/libreoffice/basis3.3/program/uno.py" :

sys.path.append('${exec_prefix}/lib/libreoffice/basis-link/program')
 if getattr(os.environ, 'URE_BOOTSTRAP', None) is None:
     os.environ['URE_BOOTSTRAP'] = "vnd.sun.star.pathname:${exec_prefix}/lib/libreoffice/

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#5 2011-05-18 00:48:13

nanoman
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Amazing, such a simple remedy!

Thank you so much Stunts.

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#6 2011-05-18 11:09:05

Stunts
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

You're welcome, hopefully a permanent fix will be added upstream soon.

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#7 2012-03-29 09:07:46

Marie-Lou
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Hi,

Do you get Bibus integration for LibreOffice working with ver. 3.5.1.2?
I can't find the three lines wich has to be deleted in uno.py and the "OpenOffice" selection is still unabled in Bibus first connection wizard sad

Thanks

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#8 2012-03-29 10:45:19

Stunts
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Bibus is at it again.
Here's the fix:

sudo sed -i 's/basis-link.*/program/g' /usr/share/bibus/bibus.cfg

I'll notify the AUR package maintainer.

Last edited by Stunts (2012-03-29 13:24:37)

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#9 2012-03-29 11:27:28

Marie-Lou
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Thank you!

Unfortunately, I get an error message when I try to insert a citation or to go to the document:

Cannot connect to Openoffice. See Documentation.
Imposible de se connecter à OpenOffice.org. Lisez la documentation.
Connector : couldn't connect to pipe OOo_pipe(10))

Edit: it seems to be ok after I've deleted my .bibus folder smile

Last edited by Marie-Lou (2012-03-29 11:30:11)

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#10 2012-03-29 13:25:35

Stunts
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

Glad to help.
=-)
Good writing.

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#11 2012-04-21 16:41:11

machoo02
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Re: bibus + libreoffice + arch makes me a sad panda...

I've updated the bibus package to incorporate the fix, so it should all be working again.

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