I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to know the following

  • How to find the latest version of Libre Office
  • How to upgrade to the latest version
  • what is the latest version for libreoffice – blue Jul 24 '13 at 11:59
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties 
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


  • I definitely recommend the PPA way! Installing debs should be last resort. – meskobalazs Jul 24 '13 at 11:33
  • but it didn't upgrade my libreoffice to 4.0 version – blue Jul 25 '13 at 6:11
  • run this command to "sudo apt-get upgrade" – Mihai Jul 25 '13 at 10:53

In Ubuntu 12.04, the LibreOffice 4 PPA which people mention above gave me some problems.

Specifically, it introduced an incompatible version of certain packages which broke the Apt system.

I wrote this script for use with the LibreOffice PPA instead:

#!/usr/bin/env bash

# Replaces LibreOffice 3 with LibreOffice 4.

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

exit 0

In my experience, it works better with this PPA.


first remove the old old one which has been installed

`sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get autoremove

To Install the latest version:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

This worked for me


Here is I installed latest version of libreoffice.

Download latest libreoffice from here.

Untar it archive manager , Find and open DEBS folder.

First remove older version with typing following command in terminal

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice* 

Download latest libre office, and unpack it.

cd ~/Downloads
tar -xvzf LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux*.tar.gz

Run dpkg in the DEBS directory

cd LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux*/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *

You will get libreoffice with updated version. You will get notification when new version is available.

  • can you let me know the total process by command. I mean it by download link,untar commands. Thanks in advance – blue Jul 24 '13 at 10:32

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