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How do I install LibreOffice 5.0 on a Elementary OS machine?

asked 2015-12-11 06:18:07 +0200

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updated 2016-03-11 15:37:25 +0200

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Greetings, I am using the latest version of Elementary OS and i would like to install LibreOffice 5.0. I've tried to install it by downloading the package to my Downloads folder and then extracting it through the command line and install it there. I've also tried the wget option as well. Sometimes it seems to work and sometimes it doesn't. I still can't find it if it is even installed. I'm not a real tech savvy person so dumb-it-down language would be appreciated. I'm still learning. :)

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answered 2016-01-03 13:04:32 +0200

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From the Wikipedia page:

Elementary OS (styled "elementary OS") is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.

You can therefore install the provided version of LibreOffice that ships with Ubuntu (or Elementary OS) using the standard repositories and package manager. This is generally the best method for Ubuntu variants. Alternatively, use this method to install LO:

  1. Download the compressed DEB files for the x86_64 architecture e.g., for v5.0.4.2 the file is here and is 229MB.

  2. Open and extract the contents of the compressed file using the default archive manager. This will create a new directory structure: LibreOffice_5.0.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/ with a further DEBS/ sub-directory within this.

  3. Open a terminal and change directory into LibreOffice_5.0.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/ and then issue this command to install all the packages: sudo dpg -i *.deb and wait for it to complete. Note that this may not install all the required menu items or plug-in functionality required for an Ubuntu-based distribution.

  4. LO will be installed under the location /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/soffice and this script can be executed to launch LO.

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i guess there is a miss spell in the point 3 the command is sudo dpkg -i *.deb

prajwal gravatar imageprajwal ( 2019-03-14 17:26:29 +0200 )edit
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