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Hi :)
You could always install the 4.0.5 by downloading directly from the "upstream" website at
errr, something like that.  I just typed it rather than copy&pasted it because i've already got far 
toooo many tabs open and so i keep losing track of where anything is.  

There are 3 main ways of installing software
1.  Stick to the default repos and only use the package managers to find and install stuff 
2.  Add extra repos, PPAs and similar repositories of software that has been tweaked for your system
3.  Go "upstream" directly to whichever random website you think might be a legitimate download 
site for the program you are looking for and cross your fingers
4.  Get a Cd or Dvd and hope that it really is what you were looking for and is legit and doesn't 
have malware bundled with it
5.  Find the original source code and check it's legitimate and have a quick read through to see if 
anything dodgy jumps out at you and then compile from source 

Lets ignore 5, especially in Ubuntu and other gateway distros.  you kinda need coding skills and a 
lot of patience because compiling is a slow painful process best left to the experts.  

Windows only offers options 3 and 4 (which are both really the same option) and that puts you at 
the mercy of people who might only be familiar with 1 program and may well have no idea about your 
system.  So i copy what keep saying - i recommend that you normally avoid this route 
but "you can trust us" (honest guv)  

Each route has it's own advantages and disadvantages.  Different people will recommend slightly 
different routes but may not tell you the drawbacks.  I tend to stick with 1 as much as possible 
and get most of my stuff from there but of course i add some PPAs and the Medibuntu repos 
(Medibuntu deals with all the  multimedia stuff i enjoy using (thanks folks!)).  

I only use option 3 for LibreOffice and Evolution.  In both cases it's because i happen to prefer 
the untweaked version and i like to only upgrade them when i want to (and not halfway through doing 
the newsletter or something big).  So, i get no automatic updates nor upgrades but if i put the 
time in then i can be on the ultra-latest versions faster without having to wait for anyone else.   

If i had to install LibreOffice on my dad's boat i would go for the Dvd because connecting to the 
internet is such a pain from his.  There are a few i would trust.  The "North American Dvd Project" 
is an excellent one and a lot of time and hard work goes into those Dvds.  Generally they are worth 
at least twice as much as they cost, possibly more.  I'm not nearly as involved in that as their 
website suggests!  Mostly it's the heroic work of just 1 man.  

Anyway, point is that if you want the ultra-latest versions soon after they come out then you kinda 
have to talk to the PPA or repo maintainers but they are never going to be as fast as you can be by 
downloading directly off the "upstream" downloads page.  

Good luck and regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: soumalya ray <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 6:02
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Linux hyphenation

hi virgil,


5. I then upgraded LO to using the 
"ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0" repository. That was a little weird as 
I followed online instructions for upgrading to 4.0.5, but the closest I 
got was Oh, well.


that is because libreoffice 4.0.5 was upgraded in that ppa only for 
not for quantal, precise or lucid. 

so, if you are using the ppa
in raring, will be installed; otherwise, is going to be
the latest one from this ppa.

reason is not know to me. may be other members could put some light on this.


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