I recently saw a social media post from Libre Office about them phasing out Libre office 6.28 and moving to Libre office 6.3. But when I checked my fully updated 18.04, I see that I am having Libre office 6.0.7. Why my version of Libre Office is so old ? What can I do to get it updated to 6.28 and then automatically to 6.3 when Libre Office pushes it?

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    I think this addresses a different issue to that outlined in the suggested duplicates and is worthy of being retained - if not only because it brings the question up to date. The old thread was 7 years ago. – 24601 Oct 23 '19 at 7:02

You need to add the LibreOffice PPA.

Open a terminal and enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Next run this command to update the list of packages available to install on your system:

sudo apt update

Finally, run this command to upgrade or install LibreOffice 6.0:

sudo apt install libreoffice

Once this command completes you can head to your application launcher of choice and launch LibreOffice.

To verity your upgrade went successfully just head to the Help > About option. You should see the correct version listed.

This is currently

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  • Thanks @Graham . I was hoping to get 6.28 ( sort of their LTS ) not – user227495 Oct 23 '19 at 6:25
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    @user227495 For that you can use ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-6-2. But that won't provide any major update such as 6.3, 6.4, etc. – Kulfy Oct 23 '19 at 6:50
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    @user227495 is there a specific reason to only go as far as 6.28? Version 6.3 has so many more features and fixes. – 24601 Oct 23 '19 at 7:05
  • @Graham from what I read from Libre Office website, they recommend 6.28 if you don't need the latest version. 6.28 ( according to them ) have more bugs fixed and stable than 6.3 . Do correct me if I am wrong. – user227495 Oct 23 '19 at 7:45
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    @user227495 I'm using almost every day and haven't noticed any problems. This bug reference was last updated today: bugs.freedesktop.org/… – 24601 Oct 23 '19 at 7:58

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