How To Install LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Debian And Other Ubuntu And Debian Derivatives

Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of LibreOffice, please access the libreoffice tag and open the latest article (the one on top).

The latest installation instructions for LibreOffice

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2 has been recently released. For information about this release, see the changelog.

In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE, 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 RC2 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Debian, Crunchbang and other Debian and Ubuntu derivatives:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.2.5/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.5.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.5.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.5.2_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Optional, to remove LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

How to install LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Debian, Crunchbang and other Debian and Ubuntu derivatives:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.2.5/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.5.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.5.12Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.5.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Optional, to remove LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

 

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One comment on “How To Install LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Debian And Other Ubuntu And Debian Derivatives
  1. Henry says:

    Does one have to uninstall 4.2.4 first?

    I tried following your instructions, run “sudo dpkg -i *.deb” in the appropriate 4.2.5 directory, and these commands ran to completion without errors, but I wasn’t able to run LibreOffice, e.g., there was no loimpress, lowriter, etc in /usr/bin and double clicking on a .odp file caused LibreOffice to start (I got the green display window for a second) but then the program never started up.

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