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I used the following instructions to upgrade to LibreOffice on three machines with Ubuntu 12.10. It has worked really well so far. No issues installing or using it. The bug that made some functions in Base run unacceptably slow have been fixed!!!!!!!

*Instructions for the 64 Bit Debian Version:*
Download LibreOffice_4.0.0.3 to the desktop.
Right click on it and extract it to the desktop. This will give you the folder LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb
Run the following terminal commands to install it:
1. sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*.*
2. sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/*.deb
3. sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.0-103_all.deb 4. If using Unity, Open Dash, type Libre and you will see the different components (Writer, Calc, etc.). Simply drag the icons for them over to where you wish to have them in the launcher bar.

If you install it in this manner using the official Document Foundation version, and you type libreoffice in the command line, I get the following:
The program 'libreoffice' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-common
An install as shown above does not have any repository from which it originated. Therefore there aren't any updates, which I understand. If it showed up as an installed program, Ubuntu would try to update the LibreOffice with its own version which would lead to a royal mess!!!!!! I did not get a message saying there is a missing package like you did.


On 02/10/2013 09:59 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

I ram the install on Linux Mint 14 and had no troubles with it.

On 02/09/2013 03:07 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I downloaded the .Deb for Ubuntu (and others) twice yday and tried
installing it as per instructions but when i tried running LibreOffice
from the command-line by typing in


I got an error message saying that LibreOffice couldn't run because i was missing a package called something like


when i looked through all the packages in the Deb and desktop integration
folders i found there was one!  I'm sure it's been there in previous
releases?!  However when i double-click on a docX or odt or anything
then LibreOffice 4 does successfully open it.

So, it's a bit weird but doesn't seem to be problem unless i try that odd way of opening LO in a way that i would never normally have tried unless i wanted to try to collect error reports and stuff (ie never).

Regards from
Tom :)



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