Package Details: libreoffice-extension-languagetool 4.7-1

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Package Base: libreoffice-extension-languagetool
Description: An Open Source style and grammar checker (more than 30 languages)
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Licenses: LGPL
Groups: libreoffice-extensions
Submitter: 3ED_0
Maintainer: 3ED_0
Last Packager: 3ED_0
Votes: 275
Popularity: 0.340980
First Submitted: 2011-08-05 14:41
Last Updated: 2019-09-29 17:12

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lisu_ml commented on 2016-10-06 20:36

I found that the problem is java jre version. The extension is compiled with version 1.8, but my system by default uses version 1.7 despite I have both version of jre installed.

After running: 'sudo archlinux-java set java-8-openjdk/jre' everything works again.

The funny thing is that after setting default jre back to 1.7 don't break the extension.

lisu_ml commented on 2016-10-06 20:02

I have reinstalled the system and the error is back: The status of this extension is unknown.

I tested it on LO 5.2.1 and This time re-installation of the languagetool doesn't fix the issue.

ronjouch commented on 2015-12-30 14:01

After upgrading to 3.2-1, LibreOffice's extension manager shows the extension disabled, with error message "Error: The status of this extension is unknown".

Applying 3ED_0's suggestion below worked around the issue:
1. remove this package
2. start lowriter then close
3. install this package
4. start libreoffice

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3ED_0 commented on 2011-08-08 22:56

SOA#1 but I can change the name.. :)

For me it was not working when it has a languagetool name (lowercase) but small compromise (My config have been deleted).. :)

In addition, I removed the file install. I keep your word: "I will add it to optdepends together with vim plugin."


giniu commented on 2011-08-08 21:10

I don't know if this is my setup, but names seems to be case sensitive. Right now, when you have LanguageTool as folder name, the extension manager tells me something like "error, cannot probe extension status". If I rename the extension to languagetool with all letters lowercase, it disappears. It reappears after renaming to LanguageTool.

Also, you might want to ask on list about the "wrong name" part that was raised there in topic I linked below. If situation with this package settles I will add it to optdepends together with vim plugin.

3ED_0 commented on 2011-08-08 19:59

08 Aug 2011 18:37:29 +0000: BTW. pkgdesc=".. in Libre Office" vs. pkgname=libreoffice-extension-..

3ED_0 commented on 2011-08-08 19:59

08 Aug 2011 18:37:29 +0000: BTW. pkgdesc=".. in Libre Office" vs. pkgname=libreoffice-extension

3ED_0 commented on 2011-08-08 19:55

giniu: I changed this immediately when I saw.. :)

08 Aug 2011 10:12:37: I know. I have libreoffice and installing this by extension manager is: stupid, larger package and uncomfortable.. :)

08 Aug 2011 10:24:09: I did as I mentioned earlier: (Why now? Now I like your package..)


giniu commented on 2011-08-08 18:37

pkgbuild is better than description, how about:


giniu commented on 2011-08-08 10:24

Btw, I modified my package to contain only content of archive in /usr/share/languagetool, so you can easily link in your package with:

ln -s /usr/share/languagetool /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/extensions/languagetool

or something similar (I updated post-install message to reflect the recommended installation method). Then both people using languagetool with and without libreoffice will be able to benefit from easy installation that way.

giniu commented on 2011-08-08 10:12

Maybe just make this package depend on languagetool and symlink to where it is installed? Because you see - there are people using languagetool without libreoffice because it has nice gui and all. Maybe your package might be better as meta-package - requiring languagetool + libreoffice and creating symlink?

giniu commented on 2011-08-08 10:09

Check and raise the discussion there

3ED_0 commented on 2011-08-05 15:41

If you installed this before by extension manager:
- Open extension manager and click remove button for this extension.
- Done, now you have it

PS. Someone who delete this pkg from aur, why you do it? Maybe, we can fix it?