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Author Topic: install libre office 6.1  (Read 643 times)

grumpy old man

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install libre office 6.1
« on: August 27, 2018, 04:11:05 PM »

I don't use linux a great deal so forget how to do things when I go back to it.

I am trying to install libre office 6.1 in xbuntu.  I have downloaded file but when I try to install I get message to say that the most up to date version is installed.  Version 5 is installed.

How do I install version 6.1, i.e. what commands do I need to write in terminal.

Thank you

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Re: install libre office 6.1
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 06:27:46 PM »

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apt-cache policy libreoffice

This will tell you what version is installed and if there is a newer version in the repository. If there is a more recent version in the repository, then

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

will upgrade it, together with any other supporting packages.

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Re: install libre office 6.1
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 09:24:17 PM »

Thank you for the response.

 I have entered code and received message to say software is up to date. 

Seems a bit odd, as when booting libre office it comes up as version 5.

Version 6 is downloaded on my laptop, but code not picking it up.

Anyway, thank you for your help.



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Re: install libre office 6.1
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 10:38:28 AM »

I'm a Xubuntu user/fan too (on my desktops); I fully deinstalled the old Libre Office version 5 via Synaptic, downloaded the Linux 64-bit 'Debian' version 6 from the LibreOffice website, and followed the instructions to install was quick and easy, and works fine.