How to Install LibreOffice 4.0.3 on Debian 7 Wheezy via Backports PPA

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The latest installation instructions for LibreOffice

As you may know, LibreOffice 4.0.3 has been released for a while. In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.0.3 on Debian 7 Wheezy.

Let’s start. Follow this steps exactly for a successful installation:

Add the backports repository on Debian Wheezy:

$ sudo su
# echo 'deb wheezy-backports main contrib non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# echo 'deb-src wheezy-backports main contrib non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update the system:

# apt-get update

Install LibreOffice:

# apt-get -t wheezy-backports install libreoffice

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7 comments on “How to Install LibreOffice 4.0.3 on Debian 7 Wheezy via Backports PPA
  1. tmo says:

    Gracias amigo por tu aportación, funciona, excelente.

  2. Greg says:

    Cheers 🙂

  3. blister says:

    Yep -t is the trick, I like this distro but it’s really out of date like everything is massively out of date, from a securety standpoint I think thats really bad it comes with firefox 17 when 22 is out, this distro isnt more stable either i found becuse simple bug fixes arent applied KDE 4.9 I think 4.11 is out now = big fixes man, lots of old kde bugs Ive been running into that are fixed in newer versions, see I typed this fast but look no in browser spellcheing lol I’ll give it some more time I may go with mint full time, I jest cant stand the old bugs in strate debian

  4. @Blister security updates are backported into the older versions you mention, so the system remains as secure as the latest versions. See:

  5. Alisue says:

    Just quick mention. To improve its looks, you need to install `libreoffice-gnome|kde` as well like

    apt-get -t wheezy-backports install libreoffice-gnome


    apt-get -t wheezy-backports install libreoffice-kde


  6. Landev says:

    Thank You for this Tutorial!

    People of Libreoffice: “The new Impress is f***ing Cool” 🙂


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