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How do I install the new version of LibreOffice (3.3.1) in Ubuntu 10.04? I have installed the PPA for LibreOffice but no updates show up.

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Did you check and see the PPA page if they have builds for 10.04? – Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 18:19
It's still building, you can check on – Jorge Castro Feb 25 '11 at 20:00
actually I have the same issue. I have the libreoffice ppa however I did not get any update for libreoffice 3.3.1 – nik90 Feb 25 '11 at 22:14
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Assuming you are using this one, 3.3.1 is currently building for Maverick (10.10). I assume lucid is still to follow.

If you really can't wait, then you can always go and build it yourself by grabbing the source code.

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I'll wait :) I think in a few weeks will be ready. – Vassilis Feb 26 '11 at 7:04
OK updated today !!! once again thnx you all!! – Vassilis Mar 2 '11 at 18:28

Libreoffice also provides DEB packages (see downdload page). These are usually built at release time and work fine with Ubuntu.

Then to install you (see official instructions for more details)

  1. remove the old version with sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*
  2. unpack the downloaded file (the "easiest" way is: right-click->Extract here)
  3. cd into the unpacked directory and run sudo dpkg -i DEBS/*.deb and sudo dpkg -i DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb

That's how you always get the latest release. Though, you manually have to deinstall/install at every version.

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Thank you this helped me loads – allen213 Sep 28 '12 at 15:20

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