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Step-by-step instructions on installing libreoffce 3.5 on Ubuntu 12 [closed]

asked 2012-06-09 08:36:19 +0200

Mark Steel gravatar image

updated 2015-10-21 00:10:22 +0200

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I'm having trouble with installing Libreoffice 3.5 on Ubuntu 12.

I unistalled LO not knowing what I was doing and I now I'm stuck on how to fix it.

I've installed LO by invoking the "sudo apt-get install libreoffice-common" in the terminal. When I look in the Dash and type "libreoffice" all I get is the LO icon for the launcher, but there are no LO apps that can be used.

How do I install the individual apps? There's nothing in the LO launcher that allows this.

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answered 2013-01-28 00:30:01 +0200

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On ubuntu 12.04 (and probably all current versions of ubuntu), the 'libreoffice' metapackage will install all components of libreoffice. The 'libreoffice-common' package only installs some of the components.

To install the full program:

apt-get install libreoffice

For more information on this package, use apt-cache like this:

apt-cache show libreoffice

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answered 2012-06-09 10:19:36 +0200

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answered 2012-06-09 14:41:58 +0200

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I assume that when you uninstalled libreoffice it removed the meta package ubuntu-desktop.

Try reinstalling it. It should install all that is normally included in ubuntu, including LO but is not presently installed.

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