I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Is there a way to update LibreOffice? I don't mean remove this version and do a fresh install of a new version! I don't want to waste my internet. I want to just update it.

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    Update to what? And how did you install it?
    – Rinzwind
    Nov 12, 2013 at 9:58
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    possible duplicate of How to upgrade a single package using apt-get?
    – karel
    Jun 12, 2014 at 7:17
  • I would disagree about this question being a duplicate. It asks a more specific question about LibreOffice. one of the answers below definitely helped me.
    – abjbhat
    Jan 30, 2015 at 3:38
  • Yeah, it's definitely not a single package: it's an entire suite of numerous packages, interestingly none of which is called exactly libreoffice; they are like libreoffice-core, libreoffice-common, libreoffice-gnome, and many more. For a non-poweruser it's not entirely trivial which one of those should one give as argument for apt install --only-upgrade.
    – Levente
    Jan 21, 2021 at 13:00
  • Does this answer your question? How to update LibreOffice in Ubuntu 20.04? Sep 9, 2021 at 7:37

3 Answers 3


Run the below command on terminal to update libre-office,

sudo apt-get install libreoffice
  • (Thanks & sorry) will the update be a secure way ? or it may cause some problem and performance issues ?
    – HOS
    Nov 13, 2013 at 20:23
  • It is the secure way of updating a software sudo apt-get install packagename. Nov 14, 2013 at 0:46
  • yes i know this way is secure but i asked about something else ,come on ,its not very important ! THANKS A LOT for supporting.
    – HOS
    Nov 14, 2013 at 20:54
  • and also is it now install the latest version (4.1.3)? i think this this official way only installs Latest LTS release , for example if you install a program with this way and go to official site of that program you can found newer releases there ! so it doesn’t help me !
    – HOS
    Nov 14, 2013 at 21:00

Add the following command line on the terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa 
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • Nice that got up up to version 5!
    – DPSSpatial
    Feb 6, 2016 at 18:22

You may have to add the LibreOffice 5 PPA specifically. (For a different version, substitute a different number in for 5.0.)

sudo add-apt-repository PPA:libreoffice/libreoffice-5.0

Press Enter when prompted to add the repository as a source.

Then, you need to get the latest package lists, including the fresh ones from that source you just added, using...

sudo apt-get update

Then you can upgrade LibreOffice automatically.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Hope that helps!

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