I want to update my LibreOffice (whole package). Is there a way to do it without uninstalling old and then installing new?
If there is no option for updating directly, how should I do it otherwise? I don't want to keep the old version.
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The PPA mentioned by jbuch14 is bleeding edge and not for you if you just want the 4.3 LibreOffice release.
For that, use
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This leaves you stuck on 4.3 until you decide to switch in a new repo and repeat this process but it will ensure you get all the release quality 4.3 updates without risking loading in libreoffice alpha or beta code.
See this page for what the latest ppa is.
To get the latest version of LibreOffice (the one not directly located in the Ubuntu Repositories) add the libre ofice PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This should upgrade you to the latest version of Libre Office available. Do note that the 4.3 package is not YET added to the PPA.
The preferred way is to use the PPA, as answered by Jbuch14 above. The 4.3 packages aren't there yet, but should be in short order. The maintainer will have probably fixed packaging errors, (if any) and worked out the dependencies, but...
If you can't wait, and feel brave and adventurous, remove the 4.2 version, get the
debs from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/, and install them "directly".
Here is an example of how it's done:
sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*
downloading - LibreOffice_4.3.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
Extract here to extract
cd LibreOffice_4.3.0_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS; sudo dpkg -i *.deb
PS: You can choose the desired language here.
I've been researching this for the last 2 hours. It seems that everyone just gives a small piece of the puzzle. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with LibreOffice already installed (version 4.2.8). I want to completely remove my old version of LibreOffice and update to the latest stable version. This will not be the latest stable as defined by Ubuntu. Otherwise you would just use Ubuntu Software Center. What I don't want is the bleeding edge version which is released for people who want to report bugs and help in the development process. I just want the latest version that works. So here are my COMPLETE steps. I welcome anyone to comment on how this process can be improved:
sudo apt-get purge libreoffice* sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install libreoffice
This was my result.
Those who, like me, do not want to update the whole system, can use Jbuch14 answer with one slight change
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libreoffice #<--- line that changed
I've just updated LibreOffice with this command and now I am on 18.104.22.168 (Ubuntu 14.04 x64).
Everything is here in the LibreOffice official documentation
I just updated LibreOffice 4.2 to 4.3 myself (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS), following those instructions. Contrary to a lot of misleading information on the web, it is really totally simple and you do not have to remove anything or delete your customizations etc. So to upgrade 4.2 to 4.3 while keeping all your settings all you have to do is:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
Then check out the PPA for very latest version of LibreOffice at here.
Following installation instructions is for 4.3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libreoffice
A portable version of LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 has been recently released for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The packages are built by probono on Sourceforge using AppImageKit. I've just uploaded LibreOffice 4.3 on my USB and it works flawlessly!
You can find LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 Portable here:
In order to run the office, just mark it as executable.