How do I install Libre Office? (Ubuntu 19.04)

I have downloaded Libre Office but the installer appears to be missing in the folder which I have.

There are two folders, “DEBS” and “readmes”.

Where is the installer which I need to click on to install Libre Office?


You can set up for regular install and updates by using the PPA (recommended) found here → LO Ubuntu PPA.

It appears you have downloaded and extracted an LO version from TDF (The Document Foundation). This is installed using your OS as other software is installed.

Open terminal and migrate to the the DEBS directory. Then enter & execute:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

You can also get there by using your file manager (probably Caja), right click on the DEBS directory and select Open in terminal. Then execute the above command.

Have you looked at the folder READMES? There you will find the installation information you need, including—

When you unpack the downloaded archive, you will see that the contents have been decompressed into a sub-directory. Open a file manager window, and change directory to the one starting with “LibreOffice_”, followed by the version number and some platform information.

This directory contains a subdirectory called “DEBS”. Change directory to the “DEBS” directory.

Right-click within the directory and choose “Open in Terminal”. A terminal window will open. From the command line of the terminal window, enter the following command (you will be prompted to enter your root user’s password before the command will execute):

The following commands will install LibreOffice and the desktop integration packages (you may just copy and paste them into the terminal screen rather than trying to type them):

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

There is also information on language packs, to change the language.