On 10.10 how do I get rid of Openoffice.org, and install LibreOffice without borking my system?
There is an official LibreOffice PPA for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 (the upcoming 11.04 will have LibreOffice by default).
You need to add
Quick and dirty CLI instructions (these will remove OpenOffice.org):
Add the PPA and install LibreOffice:
For GNOME integration (for people running default Ubuntu):
or for KDE Integration (for people running Kubuntu):
[If you get an "unmet dependencies" error, you probably need to uninstall openoffice (the installation of LibreOffice will continue automatically immediately after openoffice is purged from the system)] sudo apt-get purge "openoffice*.*"
[Also note: I got an error about Java : you may want to check that is installed before installing LibreOffice]
As described in the Ubuntu Forum, you need to remove the OpenOffice packages with
Download LibreOffice from: LibreOffice Downloads
Extract the file to ~/Desktop
Rename the file to libreoffice