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How may I install LibreOffice tar.gz file?

asked 2015-08-17 01:58:08 +0100

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updated 2015-08-17 12:16:15 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I've downloaded the 5.0 version and I got a tar.gz file. My Linux it's the latest version of Ubuntu. Could someone please, tell me how may I install it? Should I do this from the Terminal typing something? or could I install it with a program doing double click or something easy? Is there is any easy way to do this instead typing complicated commands, I'd prefer that. Cheers

[Edit: added lo-5 tag]

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answered 2015-08-17 04:04:42 +0100

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  • You will have an Ubuntu Repository. Use standard methods to install from that. Else:-

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  • Else:-

    Download the .deb from LO & install that:-
    (eg LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz)

    (from a ROOT terminal):-

    tar -xvzf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
    cd LibreOffice_5.0.0.5_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/
    dpkg -i *.deb

    (note README at LibreOffice_5.0.0.5_Linux_x86_deb/readmes/README_en-US)

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Rather than use a root terminal (which is inherently dangerous), simply issue the dpkg command prefixed with sudo.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2016-02-29 12:29:13 +0100 )edit
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