How To Install LibreOffice 4.4.5 on Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

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

As you may know, LibreOffice is the most popular, open-source Office suite, available by default on some of the most popular Linux systems.

For now, the LibreOffice foundation is maintaining LO series: version 5.0, version 4.4 and version 4.3.

Recently, LibreOffice 4.4.5 has been released, bringing mostly bug-fixes. The official announcement:

“The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 4.4.5, the fifth minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family, with over 80 fixes over the previous version. LibreOffice 4.4.5 is replacing LibreOffice 4.3.7 as the ‘still’ version for more conservative users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice in enterprises and large organizations with the backing of professional support by certified people,”

Installation instructions:

For Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems, the LibreOffice archive containing deb packages can be downloaded from the project’s website. Next, you need to extract the archive, cd into the extracted folder and install the debs inside.

How to install LibreOffice on 32 bit Ubuntu and Debian systems:

$ wgetwget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_*_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_*_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install LibreOffice on 64 bit Ubuntu and Debian systems:

$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_*_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_*_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

The installation instructions should work on all the major systems using deb packages, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, SparkyLinux, Robolinux etc.

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