I’m still fairly new to Ubuntu (Natty), so this question may have a fairly simple answer, but I haven’t been able to find it yet. Is it possible to install a later distribution’s (e.g., Oneiric) current version of LibreOffice on an earlier one (e.g., Natty) via the LibreOffice PPA? If so, how?
At present, the LibreOffice PPA only brings me up to the most current version of LibreOffice listed for Natty, which is 3.4.3. If I’m reading things correctly, though, 3.4.5 is in the PPA for Oneiric.
I’d rather not receive backport updates for everything on the system, but I would like to have the most current version LibreOffice, especially now that 3.5 is available.
Just for kicks, I have tried adding the Oneiric portion of the PPA (deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main) as an additional repository. When I open the Update Manager and check for updates, I can then see what look like updates for LibreOffice from 3.4.3 to 3.4.5. But, I cannot install these updates. When I do:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
I get a message that says “The following packages have been kept back:” with a list of the LibreOffice package updates that I see in Update Manager.
Thanks so much for the thoughts and assistance.