How To Install OpenLP 2.0.5 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OpenLP is an open-source worship presentation software, allowing the users to project bible chapters, media files and presentation documents.

Among others, it has features for managing songs in databases, importing PowerPoint or LibreOffice presentations, search bibles by scripture reference or phrase, has support for video playback and stop/pause/volume control and remote control of OpenLP via smartphone.

The latest version available is OpenLP 2.0.5, which has been released a while ago, bringing bug-fixes and changes.


In this article I will show you how to install OpenLP 2.0.5 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing OpenLP 2.0.5 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the openlp package. Like this:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:openlp-core/release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openlp

After the installation has been successfully done, open the app and follow the graphical instructions from the “First Time Wizard”.

Optional, to remove openlp, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove openlp

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