How To Install LibreOffice 4.2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Kwheezy

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Hello Linux Geeksters. AS you may know, LibreOffice 4.2 stable has been finally released. Among others, LibreOffice 4.2 comes with OpenGL support, a new Start Center screen, enabling the users to easily launch documents, presentations and spreadsheets, a new template for the Writer, better support for Microsoft Excel 2010 files, a new option for exporting files as .doc, an enhanced spell checker and improvements for HTML, DOCX and RTF.

How To Install LibreOffice 4.2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Kwheezy

In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy.

For Ubuntu 14.04, LibreOffice 4.2 is available via the LibreOffice PPA, so installing it is easy. Just do:

$ 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 Kwheezy, the deb packages are available via the official site, so we have to download the libreoffice archive from the official site, extract it and install the dpkg package. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install LibreOffice 4.2 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.0.4_Linux_x86_deb\DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install LibreOffice 4.2 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.0.4_Linux_x86-64_deb\DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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4 comments on “How To Install LibreOffice 4.2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Kwheezy
  1. Skit81 says:

    How to install LibreOffice 4.2 RC4

    [code]
    $ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.0.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

    $ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.0.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

    $ cd LibreOffice_4.2.0.4_Linux_x86_deb\DEBS

    $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    [/code]

  2. dirk gently says:

    Thanks for the post.

    A small correction though – the path for LibreOffice 4.2 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy is a bit wrong (you are missing “_64” after “x86”):

    Correct path should be :

    download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

    Thanks!
    Dirk

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