LibreOffice help recommends me to install a higher version of LibreOffice than I can get from the Ubuntu Software Center. I can do it by direct installing from *.deb files. I know most of required system properties, their versions are much higher than required. I hope that it applies also for the other ones, but the lower LibreOffice version in the Ubuntu Software Center may be due to such a discrepancy. If it is so, please answer this long question summarily.

For installing I need to see if my Ubuntu 12.04 system has

  • gtk version 2.10.4 or higher [According to How to know my GTK version? I have got
    user@CPU:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep gtk
    adobe-flash-properties-gtk   install
    appmenu-gtk                  install
    appmenu-gtk3                 install
    apport-gtk                   install
    bzr-gtk                      install
    gir1.2-dbusmenu-gtk-0.4      install
    gir1.2-gtk-2.0               install
    gir1.2-gtk-3.0               install
    gir1.2-gtksource-3.0         install
    gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-3.0 install
    gtk2-engines                 install
    gtk2-engines-murrine         install
    gtk3-engines-unico           install
    ibus-gtk                     install
    ibus-gtk3                    install
    jockey-gtk                   install
    libavahi-ui-gtk3-0           install
    libcanberra-gtk-module       install
    libcanberra-gtk0             install
    libcanberra-gtk3-0           install
    libcanberra-gtk3-module      install
    libdbusmenu-gtk3-4           install
    libdbusmenu-gtk4             install
    libgdu-gtk0                  install
    libgtk-3-0                   install
    libgtk-3-bin                 install
    libgtk-3-common              install
    libgtk2-perl                 install
    libgtk2.0-0                  install
    libgtk2.0-bin                install
    libgtk2.0-common             install
    libgtkhtml-4.0-0             install
    libgtkhtml-4.0-common        install
    libgtkhtml-editor-4.0-0      install
    libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a            install
    libgtkmm-3.0-1               install
    libgtksourceview-3.0-0       install
    libgtksourceview-3.0-common  install
    libgtkspell-3-0              install
    libgwibber-gtk2              install
    libindicate-gtk3             install
    libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0   install
    libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0   install
    libnm-gtk-common             install
    libnm-gtk0                   install
    libreoffice-gtk              install
    libswt-cairo-gtk-3-jni       install
    libswt-glx-gtk-3-jni         install
    libswt-gnome-gtk-3-jni       install
    libswt-gtk-3-java            install
    libswt-gtk-3-jni             install
    libswt-webkit-gtk-3-jni      install
    libwebkitgtk-1.0-0           install
    libwebkitgtk-1.0-common      install
    libwebkitgtk-3.0-0           install
    libwebkitgtk-3.0-common      install
    libwmf0.2-7-gtk              install
    python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets install
    python-gtk2                  install
    software-properties-gtk      install
    transmission-gtk             install
    ubuntu-sso-client-gtk        install
    usb-creator-gtk              install
    xdg-user-dirs-gtk            install
  • glibc2 version 2.5 or higher [

    user@CPU:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep glibc2

  • Gnome 2.16 or higher, with the gail 1.8.6 and the at-spi 1.7 packages (required for support for assistive technology [AT] tools), or another compatible GUI (such as KDE, among others) - [by my System Monitor: GNOME 3.4.2,

    user@CPU:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep gail
    libgail-3-0                  install
    libgail-common               install
    libgail18                    install
    user@CPU:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep at-spi
    at-spi2-core                 install
    qt-at-spi                    install
    ]. Which of the numbers are relevant for the particular part of my system? If none, how to find the required ones? Is glibc2 relevant for the purpose?

  • 'A recent version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE). How can I find which version is installed?


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You can run dpkg -l | grep package_name to get its version. It's not always clear what the exact name is, so here are some suggestions for 12.04:

ii  libgtk2.0-0      2.24.10-0ubuntu6.1      GTK+ graphical user interface library

ii  libglib2.0-0     2.32.4-0ubuntu1         GLib library of C routines

ii  libc-bin         2.15-0ubuntu10.5        Embedded GNU C Library: Binaries

For java, please see this question.

Alternatively, just search http://packages.ubuntu.com.

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