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The Debian version of LO 6.1.5 and 6.2 are not available

asked 2019-03-17 08:25:15 +0200

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The Debian version of LO 6.1.5 and 6.2 are not available. The ones designated as Debian downloads are tar files which the gdebi installer won't recognize as installable. After reading some of the problems with the new versions maybe that is good! I am using version 6.0.7.3 on Linux Mint 19.1.

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I am using version 6.0.7.3 on Linux Mint 19.1

Official PPA provides last version of LO 6.0.x, i.e. 6.0.7.3

For later versions de-install LO 6.0.7.3 and change PPA or and dowload and install other version(s).

Grantler gravatar imageGrantler ( 2019-03-17 14:10:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-03-17 22:30:58 +0200

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https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/dl...

https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/dl...

You should unpack archive, then open Terminal, change directory to unpacked archive, go to DEBS catalog inside, and then finally use command sudo dpkg -i *

You can't use gdebi for install many deb-packages from archive

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... as mentioned in the included README :-)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-03-18 05:25:11 +0200 )edit

Mike - Thank you for the links. I had gone to the main LO page, libreoffice.org, then here: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/... The website read my OS as Debian based (Mint 19.1), but the file that downloads is a tar file which IS NOT a Debian file. Apparently, whoever set up the links doesn't know that.

bobpegram gravatar imagebobpegram ( 2019-03-18 17:12:31 +0200 )edit

Apparently, whoever set up the links doesn't know that

Apparently, @bobpegram didn't try to untar the package to read the README inside, which describes the procedure which @kompilainenn reproduced here. That is because LibreOffice consists of multiple packages; and they are tarred into a single file (to make downloading easy) in the hope that whoever downloads it, would use own brain to guess to untar. Anyway, LibreOffice does not consider its DEB/RPM packages a recommended method of distribution on Linux; so no extra work is put into making it easier than it's now.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-03-18 18:08:25 +0200 )edit
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