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#1 2013-07-25 17:26:09

Steerpike
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Registered: 2009-11-09
Posts: 16

Update LibreOffice

I used to script to install LibreOffice and was disappointed to see LibreOffice 3 when I launched the program. Does the script specify that it is an old version of LibreOffice? I might have missed it, but if it doesn't that should be added so people know they are getting the old version. Ideally, the script will install LibreOffice 4 or even 4.1 smile

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#2 2013-07-25 18:19:58

snowpine
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Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,924

Re: Update LibreOffice

The script installs the stable and supported LibreOffice from the Debian repos (#! being a Debian-based distro).


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#3 2013-07-25 19:40:38

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,238

Re: Update LibreOffice

copy/pasted notes (appears to be 4.0.3.something);

#! 11 (or debian wheezy), installing libreoffice 4.x from backports

sudo geany /etc/apt/sources.list

add

## b backports, only interested in libre office upgrades
deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main

run

sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports install libreoffice

if it looks ugly, try

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-gtk

warning, backports can be problematic.

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2013-07-25 19:46:34)

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#4 2013-07-26 04:04:01

radioact1ve
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Registered: 2013-07-11
Posts: 16

Re: Update LibreOffice

For what it's worth, I installed it flawlessly directly from LibreOffice.

The doc in the tar explains how to install it. I skipped the step with desktop stuff because that directory didn't exist but everything works. Added an entry to my openbox menu to execute libreoffice4.1 and bingo.

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#5 2013-07-28 23:01:03

0day
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2010-02-06
Posts: 179

Re: Update LibreOffice

I now have 4.0.3 from backports, to upgrade to 4.1?

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#6 2013-07-28 23:22:16

pidsley
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Registered: 2012-05-23
Posts: 1,752

Re: Update LibreOffice

0day wrote:

I now have 4.0.3 from backports, to upgrade to 4.1?

The easiest (and safest) way is to get it from the LO website -- see the post directly above yours.

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#7 2013-07-29 10:27:27

0day
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2010-02-06
Posts: 179

Re: Update LibreOffice

I must first remove the 4.0.3?

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#8 2013-09-14 14:24:07

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From: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Registered: 2013-05-07
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Re: Update LibreOffice

I'm not sure, but it would be better. I did it that way (remove libreoffice*, install from LO site).

Now I'm using Version: 4.1.1.2


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#9 2013-09-14 22:09:03

MartinRF
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2009-01-23
Posts: 405
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Re: Update LibreOffice

So, what is the deal with later versione of LO?
I ask as I have moved from Statler to Waldorf recently and, hence, from OO to LO. I find LO calc's graphics painfully slow at times. Is that improved in the later versions?

In the past I found fewer issues with OO downloaded directly from OO than in repo versions of OO. That was in my pre-#! and thus pre-Debian days. I haven't seen any of those issues since joining #!.

/Martin

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#10 2013-09-14 22:16:59

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 838

Re: Update LibreOffice

Some hick-up with calc are know (example) and I hope that the developers are working on those...

the problem with OO is that is not devolped anymore...

I like to keep LO up to date in #! (from backports or testing) mostly to avoid problems due to version changes while opening a file on multiple platforms (Xp machine at work and on also Arch on my laptop)...


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#11 2013-09-14 22:30:36

MartinRF
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2009-01-23
Posts: 405
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Re: Update LibreOffice

Yeah, the problem description given in that examples is exactly what I have seen.

I have not followed OO closely but I think It actually is developed. There was a new release recently.

/Martin

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#12 2013-10-06 08:35:12

MartinRF
#! Junkie
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2009-01-23
Posts: 405
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Re: Update LibreOffice

Yesterday I ditched the Waldorf repo version of LO and downloaded the latest stable version from LOs web and found it to be *much* quicker at this Calc graphics thing if not yet as quick as OO in Statler was.

/Martin

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#13 2014-01-18 00:24:57

saljut7
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Registered: 2013-10-31
Posts: 79

Re: Update LibreOffice

brontosaurusrex wrote:

run

sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports install libreoffice

Thank you for the little tutorial. I did so but still have V3.5 launching. Installed -gtk as well but still 3.5 - do I have to change something more?

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#14 2014-01-18 20:34:38

hhh
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Registered: 2010-08-04
Posts: 1,941

Re: Update LibreOffice

^ He missed a step in his post. After you add the backports entry to /etc/apt/sources.list, you need to run

sudo apt-get update

... or apt won't read the new entry. Then run...

sudo apt-get install -t wheezy-backports libreoffice

-edit- BTW, the command to see what's installed and what's available is, without sudo...

apt-cache policy libreoffice

Run that before and after doing the sudo apt-get update if you want to confirm that you only had the earlier version before but now the backported version is available. And you should leave the backports entry in your sources.list so you'll recieve security updates if there are any.

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#15 2014-01-20 21:21:25

saljut7
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Registered: 2013-10-31
Posts: 79

Re: Update LibreOffice

hhh wrote:

-edit- BTW, the command to see what's installed and what's available is, without sudo...

apt-cache policy libreoffice

Run that before and after doing the sudo apt-get update if you want to confirm that you only had the earlier version before but now the backported version is available. And you should leave the backports entry in your sources.list so you'll recieve security updates if there are any.

Fantastic, everything works fine, thank you so much!

But would you explain me...

libreoffice:
  Installed: 1:4.1.4-2~bpo70+1
  Candidate: 1:4.1.4-2~bpo70+1
  Version table:
 *** 1:4.1.4-2~bpo70+1 0
        100 http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:3.5.4+dfsg2-0+deb7u2 0
        500 http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy/main i386 Packages

...what "100" and "500" means in front of the URLs?

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#16 2014-01-20 21:29:00

damo
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From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 3,993

Re: Update LibreOffice

saljut7 wrote:

But would you explain me...

...what "100" and "500" means in front of the URLs?

It is apt pinning ie it controls the priorities for upgrading versions. It is all explained in Apt-Pinning for Beginners


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