How To Install LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreOffice is one of the most popular, open-source, cross-platform office suite, developed by The Document Foundation.

The latest version available is LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2, which has been recently released, coming with changes and fixes:

  • command line *must* start with a space
  • Area tab page: do not override imported bitmaps
  • fix PDF export of transparent Writer frames in LO 4.3
  • turns into a monster
  • ODF export: fix style:background-image attributes
  • Incorrect label for Table Caption in Spanish localization

In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 On Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems, including: Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Kwheezy and SparkyLinux.

In order to successfully install LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 on Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems, we have to download the archive containing the deb packages, extract it and install the packages via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:

$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.4.3/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.4.3.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.4.3.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.4.3.2_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:

$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.4.3/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.4.3.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.4.3.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.4.3.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Optional, to remove LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 from Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

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