How To Install LibreOffice 5.0.4 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivatives

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

Recently, LibreOffice 5.0.4 has been released, bringing bug-fixes only.

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:

$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.4/deb/x86/LibreOffice_5.0.4_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/5.0.4/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_5.0.4_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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