Libreoffice Apt

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Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 18.04, Mint 18.3 & Debian 9. Before anything else, you must first uninstall any pre-existing LibreOffice suite software. Login as root and run, apt purge LibreOffice-core && apt-get autoremove. Next, download the LibreOffice Debian package from LibreOffice. A speed-up version of the tty recording that Peter Baumgarten did create.See for a download of the origina.

Libreoffice: dependencies: libreoffice-base but it won't be installed dependencies: libreoffice-calc but it won't be installed dependencies: libreoffice-core (= 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4) but it won't be installed dependencies: libreoffice-draw but it won't be installed dependencies: libreoffice-impress but it won't be installed dependencies.

Sudo apt install samba Samba is a service to share files on Linux, and it’s also useful to share printers Access the default share on your Raspberry Pi For Windows users, type this address in your file explorer. As a corollary, you can use aptitude to search for which packages to uninstall: aptitude search 'i' grep libreoffice which returns a list of all installed packages that contain the text 'libreoffice'.

LibreOffice installation on Ubuntu


  1. LibreOffice installation on Ubuntu

If you’re using Ubuntu, please don’t install LibreOffice manually from the .deb files available at Otherwise you will not get automatic updates, upgrades when new versions come out, integration with Ubuntu, and is unsupported for Ubuntu bug filing purposes. Using packages from supported Ubuntu repositories ensures you get the best assistance as this is the recommended method to install and use LibreOffice in Ubuntu.

Full installation

Performing a full installation is the recommended way to install LibreOffice in Ubuntu. One would do this by installing the LibreOffice metapackage via a terminal:

Selective installation

While this isn't recommended, one may install a subset of the full installation. An example package set:

  • libreoffice-writer: Word processor
  • libreoffice-calc: Spreadsheet
  • libreoffice-impress: Presentation
  • libreoffice-draw: Drawing
  • libreoffice-base: Database
  • libreoffice-math: Equation editor

Installing other related packages (dictionaries, extensions, clipart, templates, etc.)

Additional language modules, help files and extensions are also available if you search for “libreoffice” in your package manager. Example how to search:

Libreoffice Apk

apt-cache search libreoffice-help-en

Here are a few examples:

  • libreoffice-help-*: help files
  • libreoffice-l10n-*: localization files
  • libreoffice-nlpsolver - 'Solver for Nonlinear Programming' extension for LibreOffice

Language localization, spell checking, dictionary, hyphenation, thesaurus, and help

To install proper support for language writing aids you may install the corresponding packages libreoffice-l10n-*, myspell-*, hyphen-*, mythes-*, libreoffice-help-* followed by your language ISO 639-1 code. A complete list of such language codes is available here.

For example, the corresponding French packages are:

  • libreoffice-l10n-fr
  • myspell-fr
  • hyphen-fr
  • mythes-fr
  • libreoffice-help-fr

Please be advised that not all languages have these corresponding packages. For more information on language support in LibreOffice please check here.

Installing a newer version of LibreOffice than available via Ubuntu repositories

If you want to get a later version of LibreOffice then provided by the Ubuntu repositories, and you have tested this appropriately for your environment, you may do so via one of the PPAs provided by the LibreOffice Packaging team. For example, one may add the LibreOffice PPA repository:

sudo apt install python-software-properties

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt update

LibreOffice is now available for installation.

Troubleshooting LibreOffice

If you find any issues when using LibreOffice with Ubuntu, please follow the bug reporting guidelines.

Building LibreOffice

More information on building LibreOffice as a release build or a developer build can be found at BuildingLibreOffice.

Debugging LibreOffice

Libreoffice Aptitude

More information on debugging LibreOffice as a release build or a developer build can be found at DebuggingLibreOffice.


LibreOffice packaging

More information on packaging LibreOffice for Ubuntu is available at LibreOfficePackaging.

LibreOffice (last edited 2019-03-26 17:05:38 by fitojb)

asked 2013-09-11 07:35:29 +0200

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I'm running Ubuntu without desktop. I have only terminal access to my Ubuntu server. I installed LibreOffice 4.1.0 for pdf generating. I installed LO 4.1.0 by following the readme file using dpkg -i *.deb. Now I want to upgrade to 4.1.1, so now I want to uninstall the previous version first. But I don't see from any documentation how to do it.

If I can manage the install/uninstall using apt-get, that would be the best. However, I get a very old version of LibreOffice using Ubuntu's default apt-get.

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Libreoffice Apt Install


Libreoffice Apt Repository Debian

What is your Ubuntu version?