How To Install LibreOffice 4.2.3 RC3 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Their Derivative Systems

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The latest installation instructions for LibreOffice

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreOffice is one of the most popular open-source Office Suite. The latest version available is LibreOffice 4.2.3 RC3, which is not stable yet, but already usable, coming only with a bunch of fixes.

how to install LibreOffice on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivative systems.

In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivative systems.

For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 17 Qiana, LibreOffice 4.2.3 RC3 is available via PPA, so installing it is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the libreoffice package. Like this:

$ sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice

For Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivate systems, we have to download the archive from the official site, extract it and install the deb packages inside. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install LibreOffice 4.2.3 RC3 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.2.3/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.3.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.3.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.3.2_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install LibreOffice 4.2.3 RC3 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.2.3/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.3.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.3.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.3.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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