Libre Office install on Ubuntu

I downloaded the update for LO LO 7.3.2 which gave me the “LibreOffice_7-3-2-_Linux_x86-64_rpm_helppack_en-US.tar.gz

OK now what?

Step-by-Step please.

Thanks in advance.

Ubuntu (as read in your topic) uses DEB installation files, not RPMs.
Have you thought about the PPA for the always latest LO versions? It automatically provides you with help files without additional request…
You better ask for installation details like yours in a Ubuntu forum… :wink:

Thanks. Downloaded and tried DEB install but got multipal following resulats:

sudo dpkg -i LibreOffice_7.3.2.2_Linux_x86-64_deb

dpkg: error processing archive LibreOffice_7.3.2.2_Linux_x86-64_deb (–install):
subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
sudo dpkg -i LibreOffice_7.3.2.2_Linux_x86-64_deb

There are errors in the installation scripts. They need to be fixed.

No, it does not work this way. LibreOffice_7.3.2.2_Linux_x86-64_deb might be the directory extracted from the downloaded package.
Please, use the version you already have.


I totally support @Villeroy - try to use OS-supplied version if it provides you the necessary functionality; if required, use the preferred way of upgrading for the OS (which on Ubuntu would be use of the packaging team’s PPA).

it is way better to use packages from this PPA than using the *.deb files that The Document Foundation provides upstream, which are intentionally build against a very old baseline for maximum compatibility. So, if you want to be on the bleeding edge, do it here, not with upstream *.debs.

But since you’ve downloaded the package: have you looked at the download page? It actually provides a link to “step-by-step”.

That file contains the additional offline help files for RPM based systems. It does not contain the office suite nor will it install on Ubuntu. Ubuntu comes with LibreOffice on board. Simply use the one you have.