With LibreOffice STILL I’m using BASE for several databases. Coming from a DEBIAN-distribution, I found that all my reports under Manjaro cannot run or be opened; furthermore the procedure in Manjaro’s BASE to create a report is really poor, not to say unusable.
I found something on that here, almost three years old and from those days in German language here.
Can’t believe, that no one using Arch or Manjaro can print BASE reports. Please help me out.
Thnak you, Michael
Thank you for your answers. Now I removed LibreOffice STILL and installed LibreOffice FRESH. The problem: As described also hereFRESH does not support the ReportBuilder.
There is a bug report in Arch since 2018. Someone describes here a workaround,, that he used successfully; this is the translation from the German page:
Following the hint of the maintainer in my bug report I compiled it myself. This was - despite several attempts - easy, because I could understand what dependencies have to be put back in by means of the diff file.
Unfortunately I do not understand that procedure and for me, this is a real showstopper and I will not be able to use Manjaro without the BASE Reports! I’d appreciate any proposal.
You can try the AppImage, since this report says that the AppImage supports Report Builder.
Manjaro uses packages directly from Arch for the most part. So you’ll have to either convince Arch Linux to build it with Report Builder, convince someone here to check dependencies + build + test + maintain every future version in Manjaro, or you need to check dependencies + build + test + maintain it yourself.
Without support, my knowledge is not good enough; but I’m ready to learn: So if someone would support me … And someone already solved this, please look at my post here.
Same story to convince Arch: The issue is at least from 2012 and the maintainer seems to insist on his point of view, that there are to mana JAVA-dependencies. But if some more users or the Manjaro team asks that question …
Meanwhile I’m ready to replace my Flatpak by the AppImage: Does the AppImage include he language packs for spell-checking and hyphenation, which are missing in Flatpak? If not, how to get these (at least English and German)?
Is Report Wizard the Report Builder that you are referring to? If it is, it is present in libreoffice-fresh-rpm from the AUR. That one is downloaded direct from TDF and the PKGBUILD creates a .zst and installs. I am presently running my own (modified PKGBUILD) of 7.1 RC2 and all is well with that version and previous RC1. 7.1 is expected to be released in early February.
Report Builder and Report Wizard is depending on JAVA being installed - and I can fully comprehend the libreoffice package maintainers arguments for not including these modules in the default installation as these creates a hard dependency on JAVA which is really not needed as part of a standard installation.
It is simply to much effort to satisfy very few users and the solution is close.
You can build the libreoffice-dev-bin package from AUR - and to my knowledge it contains everything - including Report Builder and Report Wizard but has a hard dependency on JAVA