I think I updated the LibreOffice suite from 4.2 to 4.3 but in fact I have both installed in my Xubuntu 14.04.

The Xfce menu:

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A seen above, the older version does not follow the system theme.

Anyway, how to remove the older version and keep the last?


Try this command:

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice4.2*

What this does is matching of the libreoffice packages with the version 4.2 and removes them. After removing it is advised to reboot.

Source: http://www.askmetutorials.com/2014/03/install-uninstall-libreoffice-422-on.html

If the "older" version that you want to remove is different than 4.2 or if you want to have a more recent version than the one you have now, you may consider using Synaptic Package Manager to remove all the versions that you installed (searching 'libreoffice') and then

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install libreoffice
  • I already had removed 4.2 from synaptic when you posted. In this way I only had installed. But then I added the ppa and upgraded libreoffice with the odd result that I found myself with two versions again and the menu looking as in the image posted in the question, 4.3 was there as before, and instead of the version I had v. (a more recent one). I think 4.2 had been installed from ppa already and 4.3.2 had been installed manually. I removed 4.3.2 in synaptic and kept the 4.3.3 version. I think updates will go fine now, although uninstalling older versions may be safer. – user47206 Nov 18 '14 at 12:47

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