How To Install LibreOffice 4.2.5 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Debian, Crunchbang And Other Ubuntu And Debian Derivatives

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The latest installation instructions for LibreOffice

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreOffice is a popular open-source office suite, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The latest version available of the 4.2.x branch is LibreOffice 4.2.5 “Fresh”, which has been recently released. For information about this release, see the official announcement.

how to install LibreOffice 4.2.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, LXLE, Pinguy OS, Debian, Crunchbang

In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.2.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, LXLE, Pinguy OS, Debian, Crunchbang and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository, we have to download the archive containing the libreoffice packages from the official site, extract the archive and install the rpm packages inside. Follow the instructions for you system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install LibreOffice 4.2.5 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, LXLE, Pinguy OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.5/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.5_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.5_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.5*_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Optional, to remove LibreOffice 4.2.5, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

How to install LibreOffice 4.2.5 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, LXLE, Pinguy OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.5/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.5_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.5_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.5*_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Optional, to remove LibreOffice 4.2.5, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

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