I tried

sudo apt remove --purge libreoffice*
sudo apt autoclean
sudo apt autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install libreoffice

But it is not working. Does anyone have any solution?


I am not able to find the correct log file in Ubuntu that should provide the error. When I execute from the Terminal libreoffice --writer I only receive the message Application Error

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    It should be sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa – Terrance Mar 6 '18 at 23:33
  • It starts opening but the process stops without any explanation. I tried from the terminal [libreoffice fileName.xls] and I received the answer [Application Error] – DanielTheRocketMan Mar 7 '18 at 1:09
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    Normally found in the /var/log/dpkg.log file. – Terrance Mar 7 '18 at 2:17
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    Start in Terminal and give the result. Maybe you will see some error message then. – davidbaumann Mar 7 '18 at 9:50
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    Do you want to try 6.0? launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/libreoffice-6-0 – davidbaumann Mar 7 '18 at 10:21

Here my solution as answer, so the question can be set to answered:

As you want to use a newer version of libreoffice, you can try version 6.0.


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