I want to know how to install LibreOffice 3.5.4 in Ubuntu 12.04. I heard that it has many improvements over its earlier versions.
Libreoffice 3.5.4 is currently in
First of all, you have to enable precise-proposed repository. It is not enabled by default for various stability issues as the repository usually contains software that are not tested enough.
To enable precise-proposed, open Ubuntu Software Center → Edit → Software Sources → Updates and ensure that
After enabling the proposed, use this command to install LibreOffice 3.5.4:
Ok, I've solved the problem that Libre office doesn't work after I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04.
This question has been marked as a replacement for this question: Cannot install LibreOffice - however that question contains information that is vital to the problem solving, at least it was for me, so... perhaps marking questions as duplicates AND making sure the information is in the sanctioned and preferred question should be the policy here?
Anyway, I started out with Libre from a PPA in Ubuntu 10.04 (I wouldn't have, had I known it was such a fuss so my goal when trying to solve this problem was primarily to get Libre to work, and secondarily to get it to work without any PPA:s, both regardless of version of Libre).
My first symptom that something was broken was when I tried to open a document and Libre crashed and Ubuntu wanted to make an error report.
I then started to try to reinstall/install libre but got errors on the theme of:
Unfortunately I rebooted my computer before I thought to save the exact error message.
I started by removing all PPA:s (in fact I first tried a bunch of them but it didn't help).
Then I updated and upgraded to the latest versions of things:
I also ran autoremove:
When still failing to install, I removed Libreoffice as completely as I could.
I did this by opening Synaptic Package manager and then searching for
I guess I could have used
Next I did another run of update, upgrade and autoremove as listed above, just to be sure. However I still got the following problem:
The question supposedly being replaced by this question ( Cannot install LibreOffice ) mentions a package
That and the key text
One of my earliest error messages mentioned something like this package name, however it is no longer in the error text as you see it above. Anyway, I started Synaptic, searched for
Then I did some more update, upgrade, autoremove (just to really "rub the dirt out"...)
Then I tried to reinstall Libre again:
And lo and behold, it did install and it seems to open documents just fine.
What version is it? I don't really give a cr*p about versions as long as it works but as things would have it, this is version 126.96.36.199 (I guess latest stable from the Ubuntu folks...)
So, to summarize:
As a side note I might mention that I did this without using the suggested "precise-proposed" setting above. I guess that was back when Libre was not in the dist or when you want the newest buggiest version of libre or something...
First you need to download Libreoffice, once it gets downloaded, make sure you know the location where it got saved. Most likely, it will be your Downloads folder.
Then Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.
To remove previous version, if they exist. Then navigate to the folder where you downloaded the file, and extract it. Once you do that, open terminal again, navigate to the newly created folder, and run the commands below:
And Libreoffice will be installed.
Open a terminal window under Applications > Accessories > Terminal. Type
Once the repository is added, we need to let the system know about the new packages available. Update the packages list by typing
When finished, install the latest version of libreoffice package by typing