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Installing Latest LIBREOFFICE

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pvhramani
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Installing Latest LIBREOFFICE

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Post by pvhramani » Fri May 10, 2019 5:05 am

I have the latest updated MX-18 updated recently... My attempt to install Latest LIBREOFFICE 6.2... is not successful. I dont know how to proceed. Please help

Thanks...

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Re: Installing Latest LIBREOFFICE

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Post by duje » Fri May 10, 2019 5:20 am

pvhramani wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:05 am
I have the latest updated MX-18 updated recently... My attempt to install Latest LIBREOFFICE 6.2... is not successful. I dont know how to proceed. Please help

Thanks...
there is no 6.2 in repo, best you can get is 6.1.5 in test and debian backport

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Re: Installing Latest LIBREOFFICE

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:30 am

You can do it without it being in a repo, but it helps to have a clue what you are doing.

--web search "libreoffice download latest version"
--right at the top: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/
--6.2.3 is there, so select your operating system (e.g., Linux x64) and your package format (deb)
--click on the download button; since I use this all the time, I always make a small donation
--once download is complete, go to the Downloads folder, and right-click the archive LibreOffice_6.2.3 > Extract Here
--click the folder that is extracted then right-click the folder DEBS > Open Terminal here
--enter this code

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sudo dpkg -i *.deb
--now it is installed and available in the Office category of the menu
--you probably will want to remove the older version which you can do by using Synaptic to select and remove libreoffice-core, which will bring the rest with it. Make sure you don't remove the new one!
--create a launcher by opening the Start Menu and right-clicking the plain LibreOffice entry > Add to Panel (or: Add to Desktop).
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Re: Installing Latest LIBREOFFICE

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Post by srq2625 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:35 am

Aaaaa - ninja(ed) by Jerry!

In case you missed it .... LO 6.2.3 is available here

Working from memory and without a Linux box in front of me to test, the following should get you done. If not, it will at least get you close to your target.
  1. Uninstall the LO currently installed - because I'm not sure the last step will over-write the current install or not.

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    sudo apt-get -purge libreoffice*
  2. Download the .tar.gz file, making sure you download the "Linux x86_64 (deb)" file.
  3. 'cd' to the folder into which the file was downloaded
  4. Extract the data from the .tar.gz file with

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    tar xzf <filename>
    where "<filename>" is the name of the file downloaded from the above site.
    This will create a folder containing only the LO *.deb files
  5. 'cd' into the newly created folder
  6. Install the LO suite

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    sudo dpkg -i ./*.deb
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Re: Installing Latest LIBREOFFICE

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Post by PPC » Fri May 10, 2019 11:22 am

You can live safely on the edge, using LibreOffice via appimage.
Libreoffice.org is has the best appimage support I ever officially found on a application: check it out over at https://www.libreoffice.org/download/appimage/
there's a fresh, a stable version... They have it all, you can run multiple versions of LibreOffice this way (no need to uninstall the one you have installed in your system).

If you are not that aware of what appimages are, use your favourite search engine and look for info on it- it's basicly a single file packaging (basicly) all the files and dependencies the software needs to run. Download the Appimage you want, change permissions so it's executable, double click it, and that's it. No install needed. In my opinion it's what's snaps and flatpaks should be in terms of simplicity of use. If you want to "unisntall" just delete the Appimage and you'r done.
One note about file permitions: if you download a Appimage file to a non linux partition, you don't even need to change it's permitions, simply click it and it runs.

Running / getting direct links to Writer, Calc, etc Appimage versions is also possible, Just create links to the LibreOffice .appimage you want with one of the following options:
" --writer Creates an empty Writer document.
--calc Creates an empty Calc document.
--draw Creates an empty Draw document.
--impress Creates an empty Impress document.
--base Creates a new database.
--global Creates an empty Writer master (global) document.
--math Creates an empty Math document (formula).
--web Creates an empty HTML document. "

You can try thise via the terminal, if you want to - just go to the folder where you downloaded the Appimage to and run it.

EX:
1-open the terminal and cd to the folder where you have the Appimage you want to use then try something like this (using you'r "applicationXXX.Appimage" instead of mine (I've been trying out LO 6.3 since last year):
2- "./LibreOfficeDev-6.3.0.0.alpha0_2018-12-29-x86_64.AppImage --writer" opens up that LO Writer's version

Just a little bit trickier than using a installed from .deb or .tar Libreoffice version...

Note:
I never understand why Appimages get so little love, they are way easier to run than a flatpak (according to my limited experience). I never tried using snaps, so, I'm not really sure how they compare to Appimages...

P.

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